Objectively Disordered

A Sidebar in Kendall S. Harmon’s “Sex Without Form & Void”

by Peter Toon

Readers may be interested in a significant change made in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1993) concerning homosexuality.

The official edition of this most important work is now not the French but the Latin (Catechismus Catholicae Ecclesia, 1997), and it contains a correction of the official teaching of the Church.

In the French/English paragraph 2358, we read, “The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial.”

“They do not choose their homosexual condition” was . . .

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