Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. On Monday, in a message approved by Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic Church announced it cannot bless same-sex marriages regardless of how stable or positive the couples' relationship may be. That hardline response came in response to recent questions whether the church should reflect the increasing social and notably legal acceptance of same-sex unions. Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson jessetyler , who starred in the TV series Modern Family , was among the openly gay celebrities to call out the announcement, "As a graduate of a catholic high school, I am deeply saddened by this archaic rhetoric and not at all surprised. The good news? Filmmaker Adam Best adamcbest was also quick to respond, noting, "Perhaps the Catholic Church should sit out weighing in on what is or isn't an appropriate sexual relationship given its history.
Catholic theology of sexuality
After the Vows: Sex Within Marriage - vcpe-club.com for Catholic Youth
The Catholic Church, in its official teaching, has always taken a positive view of sexuality in marriage. Both the Book of Genesis and the Song of Songs describe the basic goodness of sexual love in marriage. In the New Testament, Jesus began his public ministry with his supportive presence at the wedding feast of Cana, a further indication of the goodness of marriage. Marital sexuality achieves two purposes. The Church affirms, first, its role in creating new human life, sometimes called the procreative dimension of sexuality.
Catholic Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Marriage – Social Media Reacted
Topics covered then are still of interest today to new generations: questions on revelation, conscience, infallibility, contraception, natural family planning, religious assent, government involvement in birth control, faith, morality, natural law, the ends of marriage, the spirit of Vatican II, receiving the sacraments, overpopulation, responsible parenthood, and disagreement among theologians, among others. Topics covered then are still of interest today to new generations. And the answers are still enlightening and beneficial. Note that questions 17—20 below address the rhythm method.
You're using an outdated browser. Update your browser for the full Life Teen experience. Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp.