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Episode Info: DISCLAIMER: Fr. Josh dives deep into details about the first question on same-sex love. Especially for parents listening with children in the car, please discern whether or not your child is ready to learn more about the specifics of homosexual intercourse. Fr. Josh answers questions about why the Catholic Church cannot support same-sex relationships, how to be a conscientious consumer without being overly scrupulus, and what happens to priests who leave the preisthood. If you have a question, comment, or response for Fr. Josh, email us at askfrjosh@ascensionpress.com. You may hear your question or comment in an upcoming podcast episode! Snippet from the Show “If we stop at the creature, and not the creator, we’ll be left unfulfilled. A sexual relationship [in marriage] is not the end we were created for. It can be a means to an end, which is God, but it can’t be an end in itself. ” SHOWNOTES Glory Story (1:11) The past two weeks Fr. Josh’s parish as been holding the Love and Mercy Academy to help their middle schoolers recognizes how much God loves them, the gifts the Church, and the gifts of the Saints. Being a spiritual father is such a gift! Listener Feedback (5:08) Same-Sex Love (9:14) Hey Father, I am Catholic and also I am a gay man. I feel like I agree with most teachings of the church, but this issue is insurmountable for me. I want to fall in love and truly believe that I can have a healthy sexual relationship with a man. Why can't I have this? Also, why does the church insist on using the term "same sex attraction" as opposed to "gay" and "homosexual"? -Ryan Boycotting Netflix (22:50) Hi Father Josh, First, I want to thank you for your podcast! It has been a God-send because it has been helping me navigate evangelizing the Faith. While simultaneously, growing deeper in my relationship with Christ. Plus, it feels like when I listen to your podcast we’re drinking coffee and chatting at Full of Grace Cafe (even though I live in California). Father, you’re such a humble and wise priest. Can I say that? Know that I carry you and all your brother priests in my prayers! Here is some background first before I ask my question. These questions are based off scrolling through some Catholic accounts on Instagram. These accounts have been basing their posts off information that has been shared on the media about the recent Heartbeat bills in the South. But I can’t help but wrap my head around how DIVIDED the nation feels about LIFE. Praise God these Heartbeat bills are passing! Because it all boils down to LIFE. Now all of these companies, such as Netflix, are saying they’ll leave the state of Georgia because they passed or passing a Heartbeat bill. My question comes from seeing Catholic accounts on Instagram saying that their followers should cancel Netflix because they won’t support Georgia and it’s heartbeat bill. When I asked my Mom, who is Catholic, says it’s okay to enjoy Netflix because we need to ...
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