Thursday, June 21, 2012

Writers talk about living with same-sex attraction

Former gay activist says Catholic teaching on same-sex attraction is distinct from other denominations' teachings
Theresa and Alan Yoshioka share a laugh at Catholic After Hours May 27. They
spoke about same-sex attraction and noted how the Catholic pastoral approach to
same-sex attraction differs from the classical "ex-gay" approach.
Special to The B.C. Catholic.
The B.C. Catholic has a story about a former gay activist who has learned to live a Catholic life while dealing with same-sex attraction:

In the eyes of the world, a Catholic with same-sex attraction has two options: live "out and proud" with a homosexual identity, or sit in the pews silent and isolated.
Alan and Theresa Yoshioka say there's a third alternative: acknowledge your SSA and receive support to live chastely. And they're helping to reach some of the Church's most vulnerable members.
The Yoshiokas, who are writing a book about the whole Church being called to support persons with SSA, recently brought their message of hope to the archdiocesan pastoral centre, high school classrooms, parishes, Catholic After Hours, and the Vancouver chapter of Courage/EnCourage.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

1 comment:

  1. This is Catholic teaching and for Catholics who want to be practicing faithfully I am sure they will love to hear about this. I don't think we can expect everyone to follow this path and I don't think we can have legislation to this effect. I see no problems for those who want to manage their orientation with their faith. Excellent and Pax et Bonum


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