It is clear from the Holy Scripture, Divine Revelation and natural moral law that God created the institution of marriage as the way in which God would create human persons with the cooperation of husband and wife. He would give to man and wife the power and grace to form a perfect union of body and soul, out of which come mutual love and children. By contrast, homogenital acts by same-sex couples do not achieve a perfect union of body and soul -- in the words of Genesis "a two in one flesh" union. In a futile search for intimacy the active life style of same-sex couples is a form of masturbation.
Father John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S., MA (Psychology), STL (Moral Theology) from CUA and is the author of three books on persons with same-sex attraction, including Homosexuality and the Catholic Church: Clear Answers to Difficult Questions (Ascension Press, 2007). He is Director Emeritus of Courage, which he founded in 1980 at the request of the late Terence Cardinal Cooke, Archbishop of New York.
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