[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 ThingsMattson does an excellent job explaining things.
Art: 'Not to be Reproduced' Rene Magritte