While the Church is firm on same-sex marriage, many Catholics are rejecting its teachingnewadvent.org: 12:15 23-04-2014
While the Church is firm on same-sex marriage, many Catholics are rejecting its teaching
There is probably no more divisive topic in the Church right now than the subject of gay marriage. Catholics, particularly younger Catholics, increasingly mirror the rapid change in attitudes toward same-sex marriage that has typified both popular and legal opinion. The Church finds itself pinned between its assessments that homosexual acts are gravely disordered, that sex outside of marriage is wrong and that marriage is meant to be only between a man and a woman, and its affirmation of God’s love and mercy for all and the pastoral understanding that flows from this affirmation.