"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Friday, July 12, 2013

This too is very good, Daniel Mattson on 'Gay identity'.

[Ed. note: I don't want to screw it up with my personal commentary.]
In my last essay at First Things, I echoed the words of Pope Benedict writing about the pastoral care of the homosexual person by saying, “only what is true can ultimately be pastoral.”  Rev. Wojciech Giertych, O.P., the Theologian of the Papal Household, last week echoed the words of Pope Benedict when he said, “the best way of treating people with dignity is to tell them the truth, and if we escape from the truth, we are not treating them with dignity.”  This truth, which is blunt, precise, and difficult to hear, yet honoring of man’s dignity, is that “homosexuality is against human nature.” 
The Papal Theologian provides a valuable contribution as well to the ongoing debate here at First Things about the acceptability of a gay identity within the Church’s anthropology: - Finish reading at First Things
Mattson does an excellent job explaining things.

Art: 'Not to be Reproduced' Rene Magritte

1 comment:

  1. Veritas liberabit vos

    And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    John 8:32


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