"...the greater tragedy lies in the future when young men
and women come to understand their sexual orientation, and learn that they
are truly strangers in the pews who are asked not to tell who they are or
whom they love."
"Homosexuality: Sexual activity between persons of the same sex. It
is not a normal condition, the acts being against nature are objectively
wrong." The Catholic Encyclopedia. 2
"Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as
acts of grave depravity, ... tradition has always declared that
'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered'." Catechism of the Catholic
Church. §2357. 3
"The research on homosexuality is very clear. Homosexuality is neither mental illness
nor moral depravity. It is simply the way a minority of our population expresses human
love and sexuality. Study after study documents the mental health of gay men and lesbians.
Studies of judgment, stability, reliability, and social and vocational adaptiveness all
show that gay men and lesbians function every bit as well as heterosexuals."The American Psychological Association's
Statement on Homosexuality, 1994-JUL. The APA and other professional associations have published numerous reports and statements since that follow the same theme.
"Considerations regarding proposals to give legal recognition to unions
between homosexual persons," Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,
2003-JUN-3. Released 2003-JUL-31. See: