ASK FATHER: How should good Catholics deal with homosexuals?

wdtprs.com | 10/5/2019 | View all posts by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf →
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QUAERITUR:

Dear Fr. Thank you for the sterling work you do with your blog.

Circle - Friends - Accommodation - Number - Homosexuals

Within my circle of friends at my accommodation we have a number of practicing homosexuals. In the pass I have avoided such people like the plague, the lifestyle is part of the culture of death. However over meals I’ve gotten to know some and while not attracted to the persons sexually I’m fond of them as individual people. How is a good catholic meant to go about dealing with such people.

A good Catholic is to treat with charity, sacrificial love, all whom we meet. This means giving them what is due to them by justice, treating them fairly, offering works of mercy, both corporal and spiritual. Spiritual works of mercy include instructing the ignorant and admonishing the sinner. These two works of mercy one always applies also according to principles of fraternal correction. Much depends on your relationship and the character of individuals.

People - Tendencies

So, we should treat people with homosexual tendencies justly and charitably,...
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