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Gay Celibacy, Step One
The realization that one is radically and recklessly embraced by Christ and the Church is the precondition for any Christian morality, since this morality rests on the fundamental and irrevocable dignity of the human person.
Catholic Young Adults Discuss Chastity
If Wojtyla is right, this approach to “education in chastity” will actually exacerbate problems related to chastity, rather than alleviate them.
Sex as Communication
We don’t often think of sex as a form of communication, even though it carries many of the elements and possibilities of conversation.
Do We Want Gay Christians to be Chaste?
Christians upholding a “traditional sexual ethic” often expect of and recommend to me some form of the “avoidant approach” to sexuality.
Two Views on Chastity and Sin
Sin, hamarteia, is not only an overt act of evil, but also missing the mark, failing to achieve one’s aim.
What We Get Wrong About Chastity
A preoccupation with such avoidance will prevent this cultivation and may actually increase tendencies towards concupiscence.
Gay Catholic Dating: Sin or Heartbreak
A friend recently told me that same-sex dating was bound to “end in either sin or heartbreak.” This view was unsurprising.
Lecture: Catholicism and Homosexuality
I recently gave a talk in Texas on Catholicism and homosexuality! You can watch it here.
4 Elements of a Mature Adjustment to Celibacy
These four elements strike me as important for a mature adjustment to Christian life, but they are particularly important for those living out committed celibacy.
Fear and Celibacy
When I hear men and women approaching the idea of celibacy, the approach is most often framed by fear.