4.24 Zašto je Crkva protiv “istospolnih brakova”?
Neke ljude više privlače pripadnici vlastitog spola nego suprotnog spola. To samo po sebi nije grijeh. Međutim, homoseksualna aktivnost smatra se pogrešnim, kako u Starom tako i u Novom zavjetu 1 Kor 6,9-10:Ili zar ne znate da nepravednici neće baštiniti kraljevstva Božjega? Ne varajte se! Ni bludnici, ni idolopoklonici, ni preljubnici, ni mekoputnici, ni muškoložnici, ni kradljivci, ni lakomci, ni pijanice, ni psovači, ni razbojnici neće baštiniti kraljevstva Božjega. Za katolike je brak veza muškarca i žene. "Homoseksualni brak" ne može biti plodan na isti način kao i brak muškarca i žene koji svoju ljubav dijele u svojim spolnim odnosima, iz kojih se prirodno mogu roditi djeca.
U isto vrijeme ne bismo trebali oštro suditi druge ljude. Velika je razlika između toga tko su ljudi i kako su i što rade. Vrlo je važna kršćanska zapovijed da se prema svima odnosite s poštovanjem i osjetljivošću.
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The Wisdom of the Church
What are the principal sins against chastity?
Grave sins against chastity differ according to their object: adultery, masturbation, fornication, pornography, prostitution, rape, and homosexual acts. These sins are expressions of the vice of lust. These kinds of acts committed against the physical and moral integrity of minors become even more grave. [CCCC 492]
What about people who feel they are homosexual?
The Church believes that, in the order of creation, man and woman are designed to need each other’s complementary traits and to enter into a mutual relationship so as to give life to children. That is why homosexual practices cannot be approved by the Church. Christians owe all persons respect and love, however, regardless of their sexual orientation, because all people are respected and loved by God.
There is no man on earth who is not descended from a union of a mother and a father. Therefore it is a painful experience for many homosexually oriented people that they do not feel erotically attracted to the opposite sex and necessarily miss out on the physical fruitfulness of the union between man and woman according to human nature and the divine order of creation. Nevertheless, God often leads souls to himself along unusual paths: a lack, a loss, or a wound—if accepted and affirmed—can become a springboard for throwing oneself into the arms of God: the God who brings good out of everything and whose greatness can be discovered in redemption even more than in creation. [Youcat 65]
What is the Church’s judgment on homosexuality?
God created man as male and female and destined them for each other in a bodily way as well. The Church accepts without reservation those who experience homosexual feelings. They (persons who experience homosexual feelings) should not be unjustly discriminated against because of that. At the same time, the Church declares that all homosexual relations in any form are contrary to the order of creation. [Youcat 415]
This is what the Popes say
“As for proposals to place unions between homosexual persons on the same level as marriage, there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family”. It is unacceptable “that local Churches should be subjected to pressure in this matter and that international bodies should make financial aid to poor countries dependent on the introduction of laws to establish ‘marriage’ between persons of the same sex. [Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitiae, n. 251]