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Cardinal Sarah to Clergy: Don't Omit the ‘Hard Sayings’ on Homosexuality

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, wrote a foreward to Daniel Mattson’s book “Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay”. Mattson calls himself a chaste same-sex-attracted Catholic. His book explains how he found peace in Christ despite his sexual problems. It encourages the Church to reject homosexual ideology.

Sarah remembers "things in the Catechism about homosexuality that some members of the clergy choose not to quote, including the clear warning: ‘under no circumstances can [homosexual acts] be approved’ (CCC 2357)."

Sarah underlines that it is not charity “to omit the ‘hard sayings’ of Christ and his Church.”

Picture: Robert Sarah, © Antoine Mekary, Aleteia, CC BY-NC, #newsQgzuakyxgf

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Jungerheld
As far as what Cardinal Sarah is emphasizing, who of us need look beyond the end of our nose to recognize the importance of not omitting those sayings difficult to hear and the chaos that ensues when we don't hear or refuse to listen?
Jungerheld
No doubt many are working to rewrite the Catechism. They will do it one word or one phrase at a time. For instance, we know Fr. James Martin of America Magazine says the CCC language regarding homosexuals is "unnecessarily hurtful" and we should refer to them as, "ordered differently."