When I finish my project I'll have to get back to blogging about queer Catholics.
Seriously - there is a really good film on the subject - gay and Catholic. Whatever that means. In the film, people are talking about their conversion, their return, their coming into Catholicism. The film is called, The Third Way - it is excellent.
The third way is love and acceptance. The Church calls men and women with same sex attraction to sanctity and a chaste life - in love - charity. It makes so much sense. It's not about making gay people straight - it's about becoming saints.
I didn't like the title at first because it seemed to suggest a third sex, so I watched the video. It strikes me the third way means the Catholic Church offers a third way to those who experience same sex attraction. The third way is chastity withing the context, the reality of their cultural experience, so to speak. The world offers an active homosexuality, other churches/programs offer various forms of 'conversion therapy', the Catholic Church offers acceptance, love, and chaste holiness - happiness.
I may not have expressed it very well - just watch the video - here.
Art: Contemporary depiction of "The Call of Matthew" - source.