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Priest Son Of Justice Antonin Scalia: Homosexuality Does Not Actually Exist

"In this regard we must note the unfortunate title The Homosexual Person (and therefore also the unfortunate title of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith document). In short, we should not predicate 'homosexual' of any person. That does a disservice to the dignity of the human person by collapsing personhood into sexual inclinations.  The chronology of the books helps us to see the development in this area of language. Indeed, the Church is still trying to find the right vocabulary to speak about this modern phenomenon.

"Thus in his last book, Father Harvey ceased using the term 'homosexual' or 'homosexual person.' His thought and ministry brought him to realize that it is better to speak of someone with 'same-sex attractions.' Although lacking brevity and ease of speech, this phrase has the virtue of precision. It acknowledges both the person/attraction distinction and the complexity of the condition – not fairly summarized as an 'orientation.'" - Father Paul Scalia, son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a review of three books written by the founder of Courage, the Catholic "ex-gay" group for which the younger Scalia works.

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