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Thursday, July 28, 2011


Nancy D.

With all due respect to the Anchoress, on the surface it may appear as if the YOUCAT is a "terrific resource" until one looks clearly at the details, for example, In regards to The Church's teaching on homosexuality. Question 65 on homosexuality ends with the quote, "God often leads souls to Himself along unusual paths: a lack, a loss, or a wound-if accepted and affirmed, can be a springboard for throwing oneself into the arms of God", makes it appear that a homosexual inclination should be accepted and affirmed, and does not include the fullness of truth regarding CCC 2357-2358, The Catholic Church's teaching on lust, the grave depravity of homosexual acts, the disordered nature of a homosexual inclination, and CCC 2359. The illustration on page 224 is demeaning, and has an erroneous quote that serves to cause confusion in the margin that states, "The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins".(see The Catholic Church's teaching on Chastity and the grave sin against Chastity, 1Corinthians 6:9, 2Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 5:13, Colossians 3:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Hebrews 13:4, Mark 9:38-48...)

On page 150, question 262 asks what is necessary for a Christian, sacramental marriage, and gives an explanation that reads, "The requirement of unity and indissolubility is directed in the first place against POLYGAMY, which Christianity views as a fundamental offense against charity and human rights", but fails to mention that unity in Marriage requires that the couple be complementary, for only in a complementary relationship of Love between a mature man and woman, united in a Holy Marriage as husband and wife, can two become ONE body, ONE spirit in Love, creating a new family.

Lorraine Shelstad

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