Posts Tagged ‘sexual orientation’

Cardinal says homosexual orientation God-given

Friday, December 11th, 2015

An Indian cardinal has said he believes that the sexual orientation of homosexual people might well be given by God. In an interview with The Hindu, Cardinal Oswald Gracias said he knows “there is still research being done whether it’s a matter of choice or matter of orientation and there are two opinions on this matter”. Read more

NZ bishop wants theology-science dialogue on sexual orientation

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Bishop Charles Drennan has called for theologians to engage with the science that says sexual orientation is neither a matter of choice nor of conditioning. In his intervention at the synod on the family in Rome last week, Bishop Drennan appealed for mercy for a particular category of people who feel rejection – persons with Read more

Woman with many lovers loses case against Catholic employer

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A woman sacked by an Australian Catholic organisation for having too many sexual partners has lost a lawsuit which claimed this was her sexual orientation. Brisbane-based Centacare fired Susan Bunning in 2013 after finding out about her polyamorous lifestyle, and gave her five weeks salary. The reasons for the dismissal were gross misconduct and bringing Read more

Synod document signals dramatic shift on gay people

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

A Vatican document released at the halfway point of the synod on the family shows a dramatic shift in the Church’s language about homosexual people. The relatio post disceptationem is a summary of the discussions held at the synod so far. It was read out in the presence of Pope Francis and the synod delegates Read more

Homosexuality only partly linked to genes, scientists say

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Homosexuality is only partly genetic with sexuality mostly based on environmental and social factors, scientists believe. A study found that, while gay men shared similar genetic make-up, it only accounted for 40 per cent of the chance of a man being homosexual. But scientists say it could still be possible to develop a test to Read more