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 [...]

famfare!

NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

famfare!

NFP: Just another form of contraception?Contrary to popular belief, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is not “Catholic Contraception” like it is commonly misconstrued. It isn’t the outdated “calendar rhythm method” either, where a woman estimates when her fertile period is, based on information gleaned from her previous six cycles. This method is quite unreliable indeed. So [...]

Pastoral Letter To Catholics With Same-sex Orientation

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A number of you have reacted strongly to my letter of 21 June, 2014 on the Church’s official position on the family.  You have expressed hurt, anger and disappointment; that the Church, like the rest of society, seemed to ostracize you and showed inconsistency in her preaching of compassion, by [...]

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 [...]

Francis: Act Decisively Against Sexual Abuse

Vatican City, 5 April 2013 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father received in audience Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A communique released by that dicastery reads that, during the course of the audience, various issues pertaining to the Congregation were discussed. In particular, the Holy [...]