Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 19, 2010 / 23:08 pm
The official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Mexico City, “Desde la Fe,” has published an explanation of the Church’s teaching on homosexual couples adopting children. The article was released following of a series of media reports which distorted statements by Church officials on the subject.
In an extensive article, the newspaper reaffirmed that the Church, “faithful to the task entrusted to her by Christ (…) has expressed her opposition to the law that allows ‘married’ homosexual couples to adopt children.” The article then criticized the media for distorting “statements by members of the Church, quoting them out of context or even openly lying in order to disparage the Church.”
“Desde la Fe” explained that the Church is not homophobic and teaches that homosexual persons should be embraced “with respect, understanding and sensitivity, avoiding any sign of unjust discrimination.”
“It is not homosexuality in itself, but rather homosexual sexual relations that the Church condemns because they are ‘intrinsically disordered'.” The newspaper quoted the Catechism saying the acts “are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.”