Friday, January 20, 2012

One of THE Most Controversial Teachings of Catholicism

I read a very controversial article this morning on Catholic Sistas...something that people don't normally want to talk about.  But I I want to thank the woman that wrote it for her courage to say this in public. 

This article hit home for me because it reminded me of a when I was in high school.  See I was a I peer counselor for TONS of girls who had similar situations as you described in your article. When I dug deep enough, I found similarities in their childhood, the lack of proper training or understanding of what sexuality or their place in the world was/is. This always stuck with me, so every time I've bumped into someone who has confided in me of the similar temptations you describe in your article today, they too had similar backgrounds! 

Honestly, I had forgotten about them and their situations until this morning! It was really great to read your article, a breath of fresh air that someone is brave enough to go public with this and to set the record straight (no pun intended) about this topic! THANK YOU, "anonymous writer" for being so courageous!  This is such a beautiful testament to God’s unwaivering love and His desire to bring us all into His arms no matter the sin, after all it is why He died for us:

Confessions of a Recovering Lesbian
One of the most controversial teachings of Catholicism is its teaching on homosexuality. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. (2357)
For most of us, this teaching is challenging, especially if someone we love is gay or lesbian. But what if you are the Catholic struggling with these desires? Is it possible to be faithful to the Church’s teachings and still be happy?
Yes, it is.
I am a 37-year-old Catholic woman who has been happily married for nearly 15 years. We have five children that I homeschool. I also struggle daily with same-sex attraction.
Read more, trust me, you will be glad you did! 

UPDATE:  LifeSiteNews has picked up this piece AND also offered an interview with the writer, Dawn Wilde!  This interview gives you further insight to the post I was referring to above!  An interview with Dawn Wilde, the author of ‘Confessions of a recovering lesbian’ BY PETER BAKLINSKI

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