In Scripture, Mercy, and Homosexuality, Mary Healy explores all those passages and more in light of the revelation of God’s mercy. She provides a scholarly yet readable explanation of how Scripture actually offers a fully harmonious message about God’s plan for human love and happiness, and shows how the Bible can help us fulfill our call to be the face of God’s mercy to all.
"In this concise and readable work Dr. Healy offers a lucid account of the Biblical teaching on homosexuality, setting this doctrine within the rich context of the teaching of the Old and New Testaments on human sexuality, sin and redemption, and the mercy God offers even as he calls us to holiness. This short work is an invaluable resource for everyone faced with the challenge of presenting Christ’s teaching on sexuality as Good News for our age." -The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, archbishop of Detroit
Free download guide to help Catholic parents strike that balance between condoning something that the Church teaches is wrong, and being supportive of the child you love who may have been struggling with these feelings for years. You will learn: What to say, What not to say, What the research says, What the Church (really) says.
In the booklet Accompanying those with Same-sex Attractions: A Guide for Catholics, David Prosen speaks generously and with wisdom out of his own experience of same-sex attractions: without love, all the rules and commandments in the world fall flat. It is not for us to fix or change the person with same-sex attractions; our place is simply to love them. Just like anyone else, people with same-sex attractions first need to hear that their heavenly Father cares for them. Prosen reminds us of the power of affirming love in our own experience. When someone takes the time to just be with us and tells us the truth in a compassionate way, we are more likely to receive it. Each of us, then, as spiritual mothers and fathers, may be a vehicle for Christ’s affirming love shining in the loneliness of same-sex attractions.