Tired of the constant run around.
I'll bet he was misquoted.
McElroy told America that the Church should use “inclusive, embracing,” and “pastoral” language when referring to the same-sex attracted and sexual acts between people of the same sex.
Labeling homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered,” as the Catechism does, is “very destructive language that I think we should not use pastorally,” McElroy said. - Source
I disagree. The Catechism distinguishes homosexual acts from the person. Homosexual sexual acts are intrinsically disordered. The inclination itself is pretty much towards sexual acts, hence the language, objectively disordered acts - one may be inclined - tempted to sexual acts which are morally disordered. Read the Catechism. The Holy Father himself has referenced the entire teaching. Catholic teaching does not condemn the person.
I can tell you for a fact homosexual acts are gravely disordered and do not please God.
I'm getting tired of this constant run around and linguistic sleight of hand from
Update: The Bishop was misquoted - my apologies!
From Catholic in Brooklyn:
You need to look at the original article:
Lifesitenews should never be considered a source.
Here is a quote from the original article:
“My own view,” the bishop said, “is that much of the destructive attitude of many Catholics to the gay and lesbian community is motivated by a failure to comprehend the totality of the church’s teaching on homosexuality.”
That teaching includes the conviction that “moral sexual activity only takes place within the context of marriage between a man and a woman.”
But “that’s not a teaching which applies just to gay men,” Bishop McElroy said. “It is teaching across the board and there is massive failure on that.”
"While The Catechism of the Catholic Church on homosexuality and other teaching on pastoral care for L.G.B.T. Catholics deplores violence or unjust discrimination against people who are gay or lesbian, it also describes homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered.”
Bishop McElroy thinks that phrasing ought to be carefully reconsidered. “The word ‘disordered’ to most people is a psychological term,” he explains. “In Catholic moral theology it is a philosophical term that is automatically misunderstood in our society as a psychological judgment.” He thought the term evidence of “very destructive language that I think we should not use pastorally.”
Gulp. My bad.
That said - I think the language is just fine and completely understandable.