Pastoral Letter on S377A to Catholics

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,There is much debate today, even among Catholics, as to whether Singapore should repeal S377A of the Penal Code. Some feel the law should be retained to avoid normalising same-sex relationships. Others want it repealed in the name of human rights. Empathising with persons with same-sex attraction (SSA), they [...]

Same-sex unions and their right to marriage

Moral theologian Fr David Garcia comments on the issueIT SEEMS that prohibiting people of the same sex from getting married is a case of blatant, unjust discrimination. Clearly, homosexual persons can love each other just as much as heterosexual persons love people of the opposite sex, and if so, don’t they deserve the same right [...]

On the debate about homosexuality

Rev Fr David Garcia, OP, a moral theologian, comments on the issue.THE Church is mother and teacher. As a mother she continues to nourish God’s children, form them and help them to grow into the Body of Christ. As a teacher, she proclaims the teachings that our Lord entrusted to her.For this, the Church cannot [...]

Values: The ethics of homosexual acts

This is the second of two articles on homosexuality, we focus today on the core ethical question which ought to govern the debate on homosexuality: the dignity of the human person and his or her body.  This ongoing series on Values is by the Catholic Medical Guild and  Caritas Singapore. Everyone has an opinion on [...]

Absolute duty of Catholic to oppose abortion, homosexual unions

“Any Catholic who supports homosexual acts is, by definition, committing a mortal sin, and placing himself/herself outside of communion with the Roman Catholic Church,” the priest wrote. Those Catholics who neglect actively to oppose the “homosexual agenda” on the grounds of equal rights and tolerance would be guilty of “a most grievous sin of omission.” [...]

Same-sex attraction: Detailed Report

A forum on homosexuality titled "A Christian Response To Same-Sex Attraction" was held over four Thursdays starting May 8 and ending May 29 at CANA The Catholic Centre. The aim of the forum was to introduce various viewpoints of same-sex attraction to members of the Catholic community. This is the first time a gay lobbyist [...]

Same-sex attraction: An exchange of viewpoints

SINGAPORE – A forum on homosexuality titled “A Christian Response To Same-Sex Attraction” was held over four Thursdays starting May 8 and ending May 29 at CANA The Catholic Centre. The aim of the forum was to introduce various viewpoints of same-sex attraction to members of the Catholic community. This is the first time a [...]

Guidelines for pastoral care of persons with a homosexual inclination

These guidelines are excerpts from the document “Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care” developed by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It was approved for publication by the full body of bishops at its November 2006 General Meeting. Those interested in reading the full [...]