There is actually a very good Catholic way to do that...
“The pastoral care of persons with homosexual tendencies poses new challenges today, due to the manner in which their rights are proposed in society. How can the Christian community give pastoral attention to families with persons with homosexual tendencies? What are the responses that, in light of cultural sensitivities, are considered to be most appropriate?”
Where? In Michigan.
When? In August.
Who? Many speakers - highly qualified speakers. Deeply respected speakers. And clergy - for clergy and Catholic educators and religious, school superintendents, and diocesan personnel who minister to those with same-sex attraction.
And there will be a Bishop there as well: Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit.
This conference is very necessary.
For complete details, visit here.
Thanks to Dan Mattson, who has been working on the project, for the heads up on this. I'm told a book is forthcoming as well. Check out Dan's blog for more information: Letters to Christopher. With guys like Dan around, we don't have to worry that solid Catholic teaching isn't getting through to persons with homosexual inclination and/or acclimation.
Tell your pastors and Catholic teachers about the conference - and don't forget the deacons and RCIA directors. All are welcome ... The name of the conference:
“Love one another as I have loved you”
Song for this post here.