Pastoral care for LGBTQ Catholics
Podcast: Episode Twelve
The first season of the Pope Francis Generation podcast has come to an end. The final episode is now out on Youtube and in podcast feeds!
The topic for this week is challenging. A subscriber asked if we would talk about homosexuality. I’ve considered discussing this topic on the podcast for a while but I’ve felt really uncomfortable talking about a group of people who have been marginalized when I’m A) not in that minority, and B) I’ve participated in the marginalization. However, as I sat with the suggestion more, I realized that I have a lot to say to the Church about how we—how I—have done a lot of harm in the ways we have misunderstood and misused the Church’s teaching. I pray this discussion was respectful, challenging, and faithful to the Good News.
Also, as I said, this is the final episode of our first season! Dominic and I are taking a couple months off to rest and prepare for season two. And we’d like your help! Could you please fill out this very brief survey about the podcast and what you would like to see in the next season. Your feedback is appreciated :)
Paul and Dominic walk through what the Catechism says about homosexuality in order explain what the Church teaches, what the Church does not teach, and how Catholics need to live up to what our own faith calls us to.
“The centrality of the kerygma calls for stressing those elements which are most needed today: it has to express God’s saving love which precedes any moral and religious obligation on our part; it should not impose the truth but appeal to freedom; it should be marked by joy, encouragement, liveliness and a harmonious balance which will not reduce preaching to a few doctrines which are at times more philosophical than evangelical. All this demands on the part of the evangelizer certain attitudes which foster openness to the message: approachability, readiness for dialogue, patience, a warmth and welcome which is non-judgmental.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)
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ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be first responders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community.
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