Something True 7/8/17
Here is a link to Archbishop Chaput’s Column
There has been a lot of talk lately about how the Church should approach the homosexual issue because of a new book out by Fr. James Martin, S.J. called Building a Bridge which apparently has caused some celebration and some concern. In the article linked above, Archbishop Chaput explains that the Church must speak the truth in love because the world needs to hear it. He quotes Daniel Mattson who writes in his book, Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay:
“We cannot remain reluctant to speak about the beauty of the Church’s teaching on sexuality and sexual identity for fear that it will appear “unloving,” “irrational,” or “unreal.” We need to love the world enough to speak about the Christian vision of sexual reality, confident that God’s creation of man as male and female is truly part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we are called to proclaim to a lost and confused world. We need to be a light for the world and speak passionately about the richness of the Church’s understanding of human sexuality. We can’t place the Good News of the Church’s teaching on human sexuality under a bushel any longer, for the world desperately needs the truth we have (p. 123).”
I shared my thoughts on this topic in my last post.