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Since its inception, the Catholic Church has promoted the principles of love and truth for all people. For the last several decades, however, its guidance on the importance of chastity, especially for persons with homosexual attractions, have been misconstrued as hatred or bigotry.

This misunderstanding of true love — based upon God’s truths, not our limited human perceptions — is one reason why the Extraordinary Synod on the Family is so important. It is an opportunity for the Church to take a 21st-century approach to the age-old problem of presenting difficult truths in the most loving way.

Unfortunately, the Synod has seen many bishops, Cardinals, and gay rights groups advocate for the Church to change its teachings on homosexual relationships. This is the spiritual equivalent of parents telling a child to put their hand on a hot stove or run into traffic….

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