Catholicism and Homosexuality

This paper discusses one of the most contentious political and social issues debated within the context of modern Catholicism, homosexuality.

This paper points out that despite the centrality of sexuality within modern life, the scriptural responses to same-sex are relatively few. The paper discusses that misinterpreting Paul is not only heterosexism but also homophobia. This paper states that homophobia can lead to poor historical scholarship and a lack of concern for putting words into their ancient, rather than modern context.
“One of these references can be found in one of the letters of the Apostle Paul in Romans 1.18-32. This passage has long been used to justify Catholic condemnation of homosexual practices, as well as the larger conservative Christian rejection of homosexual marriage. However, this interpretation is far from absolute.”