Dear Unknown, I appreciate your comment, and it brings me comfort as a mother of boys contemplating service to God. However, I'd encourage you to consider ANY difficulties with the 6th and 9th commandment need to be rooted out as a serious problem by the first year in, so really, questions about struggling with any sexual discipline is a point to be addressed. In the 's, it was in the canon such. It should be again.
Pope's civil union remarks raise hopes, doubts for gay Catholics
Essential works - Pope Benedict XVI - LibGuides at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
On February 27, , former Pope Benedict XVI gave an exclusive interview to the Italian press, eight years to the day after the coming into effect of his relinquishing the sovereign pontificate. The Pope Emeritus looks back on these eight years, and delivers his analysis of recent events. Joseph Ratzinger sits in the living room on the first floor of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, where he retired from the world in March Luciano Fontana did not come empty-handed: he presented the former Roman pontiff with two caricatures that Emilio Giannelli, an artist at the Corriere, made especially for him.
St. Pope John Paul II & Pope Benedict on Gay Marriage: ‘Clear and Emphatic Opposition is a Duty’
Benedict XVI, who has stepped down as pope, will be remembered as a defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy and a staunch traditionalist. His resignation, which a Vatican spokesperson said would happen on February 28, will make him the first pope to step down in centuries. As head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and then as pope, he opposed marriage for priests and the ordination of women.
I am comforted by the fact that the Lord knows how to work and act even with insufficient instruments. And above all, I entrust myself to your prayers. Last week Pope Benedict travelled to the Fatima shrine to worship, drawing , followers with him to the spot where the Virgin Mary allegedly gave visions and prophecies to three Portuguese children. The Pope had criticized both gay marriage and abortion as "insidious and dangerous threats to the common good". Whether people adore or ignore the Pope, he holds a powerful position in the world.