The Cardinal recalled that the catechism points out that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered acts, contrary to natural law and do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Therefore, under no circumstances can they be approved.”
The Archbishop Primate of Mexico, Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera has responded to a transsexual’s demands on the Church’s position regarding issues such as abortion, same-sex “marriage” and gender ideology.
On July 29 of this year, a “transsexual” named Diana Sánchez Barrios sent Cardinal Rivera a letter in which she praises the abortion laws and homosexual unions adopted in the Mexican capital and accuses bishops of promoting homophobia and discrimination against homosexuals.
Cardinal Rivera responds: “First of all, I disagree with you that the approval of some laws is for the benefit of the population; murdering a baby in its mother’s womb is not a good thing for the woman who experiences this episode, and much less for the child, who would thus be deprived of the first of all rights, which is the right to life.”
Typically, said the Archbishop Primate of Mexico, “women who have aborted seek the sacrament of reconciliation to ask for Our Lord’s pardon, and we cannot imagine the pain and guilt they carry as they just begin to become aware that abortion was a terrible act in which they murdered their own child.”
In this sense, “the Church cannot accept the approval of false rights such as those you listed in your letter because they go against the words of Holy Scripture, the Church’s teaching that derives from it, and the Catholic Faith lived in fidelity to God’s plan for two thousand years.”
After recalling that the Catechism of the Catholic Church states that one should avoid “any sign of unjust discrimination” regarding homosexuals, he also recalled that Article 2357 of the same catechism considers that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered acts, contrary to natural law and do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Therefore, under no circumstances can they be approved.”