Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Loyola Marymount University, "Marriage Is Between A Man And A Woman"

Fr. Robert Caro, S.J.
Jesuit Fr. Robert Caro, vice president for Mission and Ministry and a professor of English at LMU, offered some clarification to the role of the new LGB/T center on campus. “It is well known that we live in a world where hom@phobia is not uncommon,” 
Caro told the Loyolan, “and even at LMU, we have had instances of derogatory comments directed at gay students.
Such cruel behavior does not belong on a Catholic – or any – campus. So I welcome LGB/T Student Services as a safe place for dialogue, inclusiveness and education for all our students. No one at LMU should be discriminated against. Just as the new office can help to undercut the myths that lie behind hom@phobia, it can also provide an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the principles of Catholic social and moral teaching.”

To his credit, Fr. Caro then made quite clear what the Church teaches regarding hom@sexual behavior, telling the student newspaper: “The Catholic position is that all of us have the innate dignity that comes to us as children of God. Being g@y or l@sbian is not a sin, anymore than being straight could be considered a sin. At the same time, it is important to say that according to Catholic moral teaching, sexual activity is reserved for marriage – marriage between a man and a woman. Thus, in this University setting, we urge a life of celibacy for all students who are not married.”
Link (here) to read the full article at California Catholic Daily 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The problem with the good father endorsing this kind of group is that it foments viewing people's sexual inclination as the key, and even only, component of their identity as human beings. People are human beings first, with souls and bodies. They are not 'straight' people or "gay" people. All this reductionism does is further the militant gay agenda by making the homosexual sexual inclination appear to be on a par with the normal, heterosexual inclination. Thus, his citation to Catholic teaching below is immediately undermined by what he writes above. Note also that nowhere is it stated that the homosexual inclination is objectively disordered, which is also Catholic moral teaching.