About Nathan W. O'Halloran, SJ

A Third Way? Exploring the Church’s Teaching on Homosexuality

A big tent? Image: blackboard1965 / Shutterstock

Let me set the scene for you with two examples:1.  Stanza XXVII from St. John of the Cross’s Spiritual Canticle: There He gave me His breasts, There He taught me the science full of sweetness. And there I gave to Him Myself without reserve; There I promised to be His bride. Without reading too much into this, it’s not hard to imagine that John of the Cross experienced some same-sex attractions.  I’m not saying that John of the Cross was gay. There was no narrative around at his time for … [Read more...]