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German Catholic Bishops Call for Change to Catechism on Homosexuality

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:51 PM.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    The bishop is the latest in a series of German prelates publicly calling for changes in the Church’s stance on homosexuality.


    MAINZ, Germany — A German Catholic bishop has publicly defended his support for a book of blessings and rites for homosexual unions.

    Bishop Peter Kohlgraf of Mainz also suggested that Catholics with homosexual inclinations cannot all be expected to live chastely and the Church should adopt a pastoral approach that acknowledges this.


    “Quite a few people who have homosexual attractions belong to the Church and are truly pious in the best sense of the word,” Bishop Peter Kohlgraf of Mainz wrote in a column for his diocesan newspaper that was also publishedon the diocese’s website, with the headline “Don’t ignore science,” on Feb. 3.

    “As to the demand for chastity: what does it mean from the perspective of people who experience same-sex attraction? I think that few of them would consider this demand as tactful and respectful, because — as the Catechism also knows — this inclination is not self-selected.”

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    German Catholic Bishops Call for Change to Catechism on Homosexuality
     
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  2. chevyontheriver

    chevyontheriver Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Can I stop living chastely too? Because I can't ignore science or something?
     
  3. Chrystal-J

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    What about adultery? Should people be expected to remain faithful through the ups and downs of marriage?
    This bishop is obviously going against the teaching of God and should be reprimanded.
     
  4. Wolseley

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    The Day of Judgement is approaching, rapidly.
     
  5. Wolseley

    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

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    "The ultimate lesson is that science isn't special---at least not anymore. It's no longer a calling, it's a career. Science is as corruptible a human activity as any other. Its practitioners aren't saints, they're human beings, and they do what human beings do---lie, cheat, steal from one another, sue, hide data, fake data, overstate their own importance, and denigrate opposing views unfairly. That's human nature. It isn't going to change."
    ---Michael Chrichton, 2006.
     
  6. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Science has become a cult. I love science but it as stated above is extremely corrupt on many levels.
     
  7. Wolseley

    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

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    I agree, Michie. Science has been taken hostage by too many people pushing agendas; I think this cartoon sums it up nicely:


    Science under duress.jpg
     
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  8. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    ??
     
  9. Wolseley

    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

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    :) Had to do a quick edit---couldn't find the illustration I wanted.

    I really need to clean out a lot of the junk on my computer.
     
  10. Lost4words

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    Come Lord Jesus
     
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  11. Stabat

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    How about excommunicating the entire german church? It would be fitting enough for all those *pretending to be protestant ministers clergy*. My answer to this "bishop" is: if you aint catholic why wont you bless us with your resignation?
    Go ahead please, just join some random sect of your own liking and leave the rest of us alone...
     
  12. chevyontheriver

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    Looks like some people are giving up being Catholic for Lent this year.
     
  13. eastcoast_bsc

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    It is simple. Scripture shows us what’s expected .


     
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  14. boughtwithaprice

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    We are all called to chastity. Sex is not a necessary function of the human body, and it is given to us by God for reproduction, not for sterile pleasure. As it says in 2Peter

    [11] Whereas angels who are greater in strength and power, bring not against themselves a railing judgment. [12] But these men, as irrational beasts, naturally tending to the snare and to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not, shall perish in their corruption, [13] Receiving the reward of their injustice, counting for a pleasure the delights of a day: stains and spots, sporting themselves to excess, rioting in their feasts with you: [14] Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls, having their heart exercised with covetousness, children of malediction: [15] Leaving the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor, who loved the wages of iniquity,

    [11] "A railing judgment": That is, they use no railing, nor cursing sentence; not even in their conflicts with the evil angels. See St. Jude, ver. 9.

    [13] "The delights of a day": that is, the short delights of this world, in which they place all their happiness.

    I wish bishops would teach the faith, rather than trying to appeal to the world. Their responsibility is for souls, not the pleasures of the world. It all started back in 1968, when Canada went against Pope Paul VI. They should have been excommunicated due to the Winnipeg statement. We are bearing the fruit of the acceptance of contraception in the world
     
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