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Homosexuality and the Path to Hope

I have said in previous posts that it is possible some cases of homosexual attraction are caused by irreversible conditions, such as genetic endowment or irreversible trauma. According to a rather extensively documented review by the Catholic Medical Association, entitled CMA Homosexuality and Hope, there are no established (i.e., duplicatable and duplicated) studies implicating genetic origins.

Instruction Author's Commentary

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The new instruction was written by Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski. Zenit has just published an interview with the Cardinal here. As I mentioned in my post, there is no actual ambiguity in the wording of the document, and the Cardinal's comments make it clear that "deap-seated homosexual tendency" simply refers to a homosexual inclination that is not transitory, as I said in my prior post.

Full text of the instruction on Gays in the seminary

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The full text of the instruction is available here.

Regarding the Virtus program

In view of my error, as admitted in the previous post, I find it ironic that the violation of the innocence principle seems to be endemic to schools these days, even Catholic schools. A report on the so-called Virtus program, now being adopted in Catholic Schools, can be found at Catholic Parents OnLine. A further reflection, given in a homily by Fr. Robert Altier, shows the moral outrage of a good priest.

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