An Intimate Reflection on Homosexuality and Catholicism. In May she traveled to Alaska in order to participate in two public forums hosted by the Family Council Melinda selmys homosexuality how Christians can more effectively engage the wider culture on the question of homosexuality, while also loving those Melinda selmys homosexuality experience homosexual attraction.
Melinda selmys homosexuality visit, the Catholic Anchor interviewed Selmys. Describe your conversion from atheism to Catholicism. Did your sexuality play a role in this process?
I converted to Catholicism as a young Melinda selmys homosexuality. Most of my conversion has to do with atheism as opposed to sexuality. I was hoping for a mother god or at the very least, if it had to be a Christian God, then liberal Anglicanism would be okay, because that was my background.
But at some point, I could see it narrowing towards the religions that were far more conservative than I was interested in. Can you do something else? Once you had the conviction that the Catholic Church was true, what was it like coming to terms with Catholic teachings that were opposed to your lifestyle and what you felt were natural inclinations?
Throughout my entire adolescence, from the time that I first became rationally aware of things, was quite routine for me to make radical changes in the way I lived simply on the basis of a change in my philosophy.
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I think it was 12 years into my marriage, 14 or 15 years after I converted, that it struck me very suddenly that my sexual orientation had not changed. A lot of people who are sexual Melinda selmys homosexuality married to a straight person do hit a point in their marriage when there is a crisis that emerges.
So I feel I was very lucky. If my husband
Melinda selmys homosexuality freaked out, it would have been very different.
I was then dealing with only my Melinda selmys homosexuality out, rather than something that was rupturing the relationship. In terms of how people talk about homosexuality, one of the big things is to recognize the difference between the Catechism and a colloquial
Melinda selmys homosexuality. And a lot of the terms that are used in the Catechism are strict theological terms.
Part of our job as Catholics is to take the faith as it is handed on to us and then figure out how to proclaim that faith to people in such
Melinda selmys homosexuality way that they will hear it and understand it in a cultural context.
We see Saint Paul doing that when he Melinda selmys homosexuality to the Areopagus. He quotes pagan poets, and he to the unknown god. Of course, talking to the person as a person rather than as some sort of stereotype of what gay people supposedly are [is also important], and treating it the same way we would treat anything else. If sexual sins of the minority are treated with less compassion than the sexual sins of the majority, the minority will rightly feel they are being judged and excluded unfairly.
In a sense, it is. The sense in which it is, is that we are all called into the woundedness of Christ, and that will take different forms for different people. And whatever form it takes primarily in any given individual is going to be in some sense essential to their identity. Not only are the wounds still there, the wounds are the way in which he is known by his disciples.
So it becomes an identity which is redeemed and transformed through that encounter. When we look at the life of Christ never married. He had friends and he had very intimate associations with those friends, and we Melinda selmys homosexuality see that the form of that intimacy is emotional, intellectual and even physical. My spiritual director always tells me this in relation to my kids: Melinda selmys homosexuality you
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It has informed me and opened my heart in so many ways. I am very grateful. I will walk forward in a new way — more open and loving to all of us sinners. About Advertise Email Signup Contact. How do you respond to claim that the church condemns gay people to a life of loneliness?
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