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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The University of Notre Dame is once again aligning itself with the pro-homosexual agenda while claiming to be a faithful Catholic institution.
On February 3, the Gender Relations Center (GRC) and Campus Ministry are co-hosting an LGBTQ retreat on campus, which, rather than presenting Church teaching, promotes homosexuality as a "grace" from God and the way "God wants them to love."
The event description reads:
This retreat proposes to help LGBTQ students understand that being LGBTQ is a grace and, as such, they must love God and others out of this grace. LGBTQ people love God and love others as LGBTQ people. That is their unique mode of loving. And it is how God wants them to love.
The retreat is open to all students from the tri-campus community — Notre Dame, Holy Cross College and Saint Mary's College — but is "geared toward students of the LGBTQ community." It will include the sacrament of confession and Mass.
Corpora commented that the book is "the most tame book you're going to read. All it's trying to say is how the Church and a community — namely the LGBT community — might each learn to respect and value each other."
Although it's true that Martin's book does not explicitly contradict Chuch teaching, Martin has been criticized by high-ranking prelates for leaving out Church teaching on the need for chastity.
Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, issued a public rebuke to Martin in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in September, citing Martin's omission of key doctrine on chastity.
"For the unmarried — no matter their attractions — faithful chastity requires abstention from sex," Sarah noted. "With God's grace and our perseverance, chastity is not only possible, but it will also become the source for true freedom."
Sarah reminded readers of a fact Martin refuses to admit: that homosexual acts are "gravely sinful and tremendously harmful to the well-being of those who partake in them."
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life" (2357).
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