Pontifical Adviser: Homosexual sins are âextremely harmful'
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Now is not the time for the Church to back down on her clear moral teachings against sexual sins, especially the deadly sin of homosexual activity, but to proclaim these life-saving teachings more loudly than ever, a founding member of the Vaticanâs Pontifical Academy for Life as well as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview.
âIâm always unhappy when I see people trying to eliminate the concept of âsin,â as if sin didn't exist. But we know that sin is something which is extremely harmful to human beings, body and soul. And so to just say âeverybody can do what they want, it all depends on [your] conscience,â is quite unkind,â said Christine Vollmer, who is also the president of the Latin American Alliance for the Family, to LifeSiteNews during the World Congress of Families that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week.
Vollmer, one of the brightest stars in the international pro-family movement, said that the Catholic Church must never abandon to their inclinations people who struggle with same-sex attraction, but should rather work to address the cause of their âcondition,â and even find a âcureâ if possible.
âBecause we know, for instance, with homosexuality, that those men [who are active in that lifestyle] die younger. There's a lot of suicide. They're not happy. They have their condition, their problem, whatever you want to call it, and we are called to find not only the cure for it, or how to help them with it â like the Courage apostolate does â but also to try and find what is happening in our society that there are more and more of them.â
âI think that there are quite a few elements that are beginning to show why this is so. And I think part of it is the tremendous separation of boys from their fathers. We see in Latin America all the evil that comes from the fathers not being present,â she said.
Recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the October, 2015 World Congress of Families.