Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. John Chrysostom on the evil that is homosexuality

In the present period, the corruption of morals has increased, and one of the most serious indications of this corruption is the unbridled exaltation of sex. Moreover, through the means of social communication and through public entertainment this corruption has reached the point of invading the field of education and of infecting the general mentality... 
...there are those who have put forward concepts and modes of behavior which are contrary to the true moral exigencies of the human person. Some members of the latter group have even gone so far as to favor a licentious hedonism. 
As a result, in the course of a few years, teachings, moral criteria and modes of living hitherto faithfully preserved have been very much unsettled, even among Christians. 
So began the introduction to Persona humana, the 1975 document on sexual morality released by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.  (more...)

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