According to the Catechism, “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.” (CCC 2357)
The Church teaches that people who experience same-sex attractions are made in the image of God and should be treated with respect and dignity. However, those same people are also called to live chaste lives and not misuse the gift of their sexuality. Below you will find helpful resources to help explain and defend the Church’s teaching on this issue.