Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Cardinal Ratzinger on Homosexuality

There is all kinds of talk about homosexuality these days. For me, it is important to affirm that two persons of the same sex who desire sexual relations with each other may also genuinely love each other. That love and its possibility needs to be affirmed. The danger to that love that sexual attraction introduces also needs to be acknowledged.

Here is a link to an article that includes 15 quotes from a 1986 letter on pastoral care of homosexual persons to bishops by Cardinal Ratzinger, in his capacity as Prefect of the CDF. I think any reflection on this issue needs to be engaged within the parameters of this letter.