This is my seventh post in a series on understanding same sex attraction. The other six posts are: –On Terminology
–Newman and Michelangelo
–Learning from the Pro-Life Movement
–Notre Dame’s Plan
As I have been writing for this series, I have received a number of excellent criticisms and comments about my posts. Here, I will address some of them. These are certainly not all of them, and I look forward to more thoughtful critiques in the future.
First, a note on my authority. In my second post, I provide interpretations of various sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. My interpretation is at variance with popular interpretations. Both the popular interpretations and my interpretations are just interpretations. I am not the teaching authority of the Church; nor do I have the right to claim that my interpretations are the interpretations that everyone must follow. I do, however, believe that the popular interpretations contain notable flaws and that my interpretations of these passages are more helpful and more consistent with the intellectual tradition of the Church…
The rest of this post can be found in my book, “I Desired You: An Intellectual Journal on Faith and Sexuality.” You can order a copy here.