To the editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to comment on Father Richard McBrien’s column in the July 2007 Catholic Courier newspaper titled “The church should be welcoming to all”.
I’m a 29 year old and a practicing Roman Catholic and I was deeply saddened by this article regarding homosexuality. It insinuated that Roman Catholics are not welcoming to all. Like any home it has rules. Rules from God himself that are not to be tampered with. He created us in His likeness and knows what is best for us even when it is hard for us to understand. This is where faith comes in, when we believe without fully understanding God’s plan for us but continue to abide by his rules.
In the book “Theology of the Body” by Pope John Paul II, it continually expresses the bodily dimension of human personhood, sexuality and marriage in the light of biblical revelation. I recommend this book to everyone. Once you understand the outline and purpose God himself has created for our bodies the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church will be much better understood and accepted.
Our priests need to be defending and educating God’s flock according to the Roman Catholic teachings that they have committed their lives to instead of trying to justify sin.