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By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture, March 02, 2023

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and

The recent efforts of Cardinal Robert McElroy to publicly advance the full inclusion in the Church of those who self-identify as practicing homosexuals has raised eyebrows. That is not saying much, of course, but it indicates that this is a slight escalation in the widespread effort to undermine the Church’s fidelity to the mission entrusted to her by Jesus Christ. A great many Catholics have been guilty of one sexual sin or another, of course, but we have not insisted on declaring our sins a lifestyle choice which the Church must recognize as virtuous. Moreover, it is the peculiar curse of our own era that so much of the widely reported clerical and theological commentary on human sexuality is designed to make it seem impossible for the Church to distinguish between virtue and vice. …