Due to the sensitivity of this week’s topic, I wanted to take a little bit more time in selecting the texts, it was indeed a very difficult task. This is because one one hand, the Church has said quite a bit on these topics, and there’s lots of material to scour, and on the other hand, how to distill them down in a way which still manages to touch on the many aspects of these complex issues.
With that being said here is my introductory reading packet on this topic:
You will note the readings come from a variety of Popes, as well as the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith and more locally, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
I highly recommend taking the time to read the entirety of the two documents from the CDF and USCCB. Direct links can be found here:
- CDF, Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons
- USCCB, Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care
I also highly recommend reviewing the foundational material from Theology of the Body.