Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput notes that the Nashville Statement on marriage and sexual identity that was signed by evangelical leaders would have been considered noncontroversial in normal times. But we do not live in ordinary times, Chaput said.
It’s time for Catholics to understand certain truths about God and man.
“God exists. His Creation has a natural order. Our sexuality is part of that life-giving order. Sooner or later, nature defeats ideology. It doesn’t matter how strong or widely shared or persuasive a bad system of ideas might seem to be. It will always lose. The trouble, as we learned in the last century, is that foolish and perverse thinking can take a long time to die. And it can ruin countless lives and poison whole societies in the process.”