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: Homosexuality – Different or disordered?

This is the first of two articles on the debate over homosexuality, in the ongoing series on Values by the Catholic Medical Guild and Caritas Singapore. Today, we examine social dogmas underlying the current perceptions. There has been a noticeable shift in public opinion on the much-discussed issue of homosexuality. Where once homosexuality was considered [...]

Pope, in book, says homosexuality incompatible with priesthood

“The pope cited a 2005 Vatican document that drew a sharp line against priestly ordination of homosexuals. He said the document emphasized that homosexual candidates cannot become priests because their sexual orientation interferes with “the proper sense of paternity” that belongs to the priesthood.”VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his new book, Pope Benedict XVI strongly [...]

Same-sex attractions: Part I – Sexuality and Homosexuality

One of the greatest issues before us now is that of homosexuality.The phenomenon of homosexuality is nothing new. But now we face something completely new in the history of the world: the demand that homosexual relationships be approved as normative and recognized as "marriages." Such approval would radically change the understanding of marriage and family [...]

Homosexuality And The Culture of Death

Dr Ligaya Acosta (left), Executive Director of Human Life International, at a dinner dialogue at St Mary’s. Pro-choice activist turned pro-life missionary, she quit the job she had held for 28 years with the Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines after realising that she had been misinformed about contraceptives and certain campaigns run by [...]

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 [...]

What do the Saints say about homosexuality?

The Catholic Church teaches that while homosexuality is not sinful but homosexual acts are. It opposes gay marriage and identifies homosexuality as “a deviation, an irregularity and a wound”. Here are some of the views on homosexuality from the Saints of the Church.  Saint Peter Damian’s Liber Gomorrhianus [Book of Gomorrha] “This vice strives to destroy [...]

The problem with masturbation, myths about homosexuality

The Family Life Society organized a seminar titled “So, Why Can’t I watch Porn?” recently. The first report on the seminar was published in CN, Sep 30 and can be found here. This report covers discussions on masturbation and homosexuality. The panel members were Brother Michael Broughton, Andrew Kong, John Ooi, Nick Chui, Sue Richmond, [...]