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Saint of the Day

St. John Vianney (1786-1859)
Despite a meager education and defective talents, John's priestly ministry in Ars, France, especially in spiritual direction, made him known throughout the Christian world. He heard confessions for as many as eighteen hours a day. Persons of all walks of life sought his advice. He led a life of extreme mortification and performed numerous miracles.

Reflections from the Saints

Prayer is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.
– St. John Vianney
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2357

Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They 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. Under no circumstances can they be approved.