Question: Why are romantic homosexual relationships (RHR) incompatible with the Catholic faith? Specifically, what are the implications of different which makes RHR disordered?
In my previous post
discussing Catholics and Gays, I explained why RHR are incompatible
with the Catholic Faith, though noted that while my explanation was a
reasonable one, it would also be rather dogmatic. It was in fact
arguably tautological, since the beginning premise was the assumption
for the sake of argument that the Catholic Faith is true. To reject the
teachings of the Catholics Church is to cease to be a faithful Catholic.
I noted that this isn't the most convincing of all arguments to a
non-Catholic, but then I was working within the premises given. Now
let's approach the question from a different angle: why, exactly, is it
true that RHR are sinful?
In her discussion of the issue, Miss Leah Libresco admits, as any
honest atheist must admit, that she is familiar that Catholics trace the
teaching against RHR both through revelation qua revelation, and as
revealed by that part of reason which looks to the Natural Law . The
former pertains to, for example, the Law revealed to Moses, Christ's and
St Paul's retaining of at least a part of this Law, etc., and was
implicit in my previous post. The latter is the "Law written on the
heart" as St Paul puts it (Romans 2:15), and it is certainly known to
non-Catholics, as for example Profs. Hadley Arkes or J Budziszewski
before their respective conversions. And indeed, though Aristotle
himself did not teach against RHR , it is somewhat Aristotelian
reasoning which leads to to the Natural Law proscriptions against RHR.
Read the rest on the Nicene Guys site.