Saturday, 13 May 2017

Catholic Herald| Cardinal Nichols: Christians ‘will persist’ in being ‘awkward’ about sexual morality

Catholic Herald| Cardinal Nichols: Christians ‘will persist’ in being ‘awkward’ about sexual morality


Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the most senior Catholic cleric in England and Wales, has said the Church will continue to be “obstinate” about gay marriage and other questions of sexual morality.

Answering questions after a talk at St Ethelburga’s Centre, London, Cardinal Nichols was asked about the Church’s response to homophobia. The cardinal said that society had become more empathetic and compassionate towards gay people, and that he “rejoiced” in the change.

However, he went on to say that Catholics “still stand for” a definition of marriage as “between a man and a woman” which is open to new life.

Cardinal Nichols went on: “There has never been a time when Christian sexual morality has been totally accepted in any society.” But, he said, Christians would “persist” in being “awkward” on such matters.

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