Cardinal Sarah: priests ‘demean’ gay people by not calling them to chastity

(Catholic Herald) Cardinal Robert Sarah has said that gay people are called to chastity, and that “we demean them if we think they cannot attain this virtue.”

Describing chastity as “a virtue for all disciples”, the Vatican liturgy chief argued that clergy deprive gay people of the fullness of the Gospel if they do not call them to live chastely.

In a foreword to the book Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay by Daniel Mattson, the cardinal writes: “To omit the “hard sayings” of Christ and His Church is not charity. Indeed, it is a disservice to the Lord and to those created in His image and likeness and redeemed by the Precious Blood.

“We cannot be more compassionate or merciful than Jesus, who told the woman caught in adultery two equally important messages: “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again” (Jn 8:11).” [More]


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