Fr. Philip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International, talks about same sex attraction, what the Catholic Church does and does not teach about homosexuality, ways to accompany people in the LGBT community, and why it matters for those in the healthcare field.
Top 3 Takeaways:
- To experience same-sex attraction is not a sin.
- Accompaniment is the key word. You should be able to say to anyone: “I love you. God has a plan for a life. I want to hear your story.”
- Everybody has a unique story. This issue can’t be painted with a wide brush, so avoid making assumptions. Part of accompaniment is giving space for their story.