The Catholic Church’s Position on Homosexuality and Marriage


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The Catholic Church’s Position on Homosexuality and Marriage
A central tenant of Christianity is that love is a gift from god. For example, when discussing Paul’s promotion of love in 1 Corinthians 13 Smart and Hecht state,
Love is seen as the supreme gift which the
Spirit bestows upon the Church, and it is
through love that the Christian manifests in
himself the true nature of God (Smart and
Hecht 123).
With love being such an important part of Christianity it would be expected that Christian denominations would accept and celebrate all forms of love. However, many Christian denominates promote certain types of love while they condemn other types of love.
The perfect example of this phenomenon can be found in the Catholic Church’s...
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