Church Documents on Homosexuality

Statements from the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and other influential church figures on homosexuality.

Always Our Children: A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children and Suggestions for Pastoral Ministers – A Statement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Marriage and Family (1997)

Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Chastity and Homosexuality,” nos. 2357-2359 – Second Edition, Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II. Printed March 2000

Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (2003)

Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with Regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in View of the Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders by the Congregation for Catholic Education (2005)

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1986)

Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (2006)

Persona Humana – Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics – by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1975)

Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (1992)

Summa Theologica – The Parts of Lust by St. Thomas Aquinas (1265-1274)

The Book of Gomorrah (Liber Gomorrhianus) by St. Peter Damian (1051)

The Strength of a Vocation – Consecrated Life Today – Pope Francis’ Conversation with Fernando Prado, CMF (2018)

The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality – Guidelines for Education with the Family by the Pontifical Council for the Family (1995)

 

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