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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2020

Charles J. Reid Jr.*
Professor, School of Law, University of St. Thomas


This article surveys the evolution of the Catholic Church's official response to same-sex relations over the last two centuries. While the church has not altered its condemnation of same-sex relations, the justifications it offers for this negative judgment have shifted substantially, and they have moved, especially recently, in a direction that makes possible the acceptance of same-sex relations at some future—and perhaps not too-distant—date. This article explores the manualist tradition of the nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries; twentieth-century developments in canon law; and the period of retrenchment and reaction under popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Its final section looks at developments under Pope Francis. It closes by considering the way the church's teaching shifted over the course of its history—penance and the forgiveness of sins; anti-Semitism; and the sin against natural-law of taking interest on a loan (usury). It proposes that we might witness the church undergo a similar shift on same-sex relations.

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Copyright © Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University 2019

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159 Coram Stankiewicz, RRDec 75: 676.

160 Coram Stankiewicz, 676 (citing to the work of Irving Bieber and Charles Socarides, both of whom were also firm believers in the possibility of “reversing” homosexuality through psychoanalysis).

161 García, Carmen Peña, Homosexualidad y matrimonio: Estudio sobre la jurisprudencia y la doctrina canónica [Homosexuality and marriage: Study of the jurisprudence and canonical doctrine] (Madrid: Comillas, 2004), 190–92Google Scholar.

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163 See Cormac Burke, “Curriculum Vitae,” (last accessed October 16, 2019).

164 Coram Burke, July 9, 1998, RRDec 90: 512.

165 Coram Burke, RRDec 90: 515.

166 Coram Burke, 515.

167 Coram Burke, 515.

168 Coram Burke, 516.

169 Coram Burke, 516.

170 Coram Burke, 517.

171 Coram Burke, 517. Cf. Sabshin, Melvin, “Turning Points in Twentieth-Century Psychiatry,” American Journal of Psychiatry 147, no. 10 (1990): 1267–74Google Scholar; cf. Sabshin, Melvin, Changing American Psychiatry: A Personal Perspective (Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2008), 181–83Google Scholar (welcoming the changes to the DSM).

172 Coram Burke, RRDec 90: 518. See also Vaillant, George, “The Disadvantages of DSM III Outweigh Its Advantages,” American Journal of Psychiatry 141, no. 4 (1984): 542–45CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

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174 Coram Burke, 523 (quoting Stone, Alan, “Conceptual Ambiguity and Morality in Modern Psychiatry,” American Journal of Psychiatry 137, no. 8 (1980): 887–91, at 887, 888Google ScholarPubMed).

175 Coram Burke, RRDec 90: 524–25.

176 John Paul II, “Discorso di Giovanni Paolo II ai Membri del Tribunale della Rota Romana” [Address by John Paul II to the members of the tribunal of the Roman Rota (February 5, 1987), §4, (in Italian) (“inconciliabile con gli elementi essenziali dell'antropologia cristiana, perché chiusa ai valori e significati che trasecendono il dato immanente e che permettono all'uomo di orientarsi verso l'amore di Dio e del prossimo come sua ultima vocazione” [irreconcilable with the essential elements of Christian anthropology, and closed to the value and significance of that immanent and transcendent fact which directs man in his orientation to God and his final vocation]). (My translation.)

177 Coram Burke, RRDec 90: 528.

178 Coram Burke, 528–29. Cf. Burke, Cormac, “Does Homosexuality Nullify a Marriage? Canon Law and Recent Developments in Psychology and Psychiatry,” in Same-Sex Attraction: A Parent's Guide, ed. Harvey, John F. and Bradley, Gerard V. (South Bend: St. Augustine's Press, 2003), 3349Google Scholar. Burke there even more directly announced his opposition to trends in modern science: “Even if the majority of psychiatrists—for whatever reasons—were to conclude that homosexuality is no longer to be considered a disorder, Christian anthropology cannot accept this conclusion.” Burke, “Does Homosexuality Nullify a Marriage?,” 39.

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185 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, §5.

186 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, §7 (“moral disorder”), §9 (“pressure groups”).

187 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, §12.

188 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons” (July 24, 1992), §10,

189 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals,” §12.

190 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals,” §15.

191 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons” (June 6, 2003), §7,

192 Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons,” §10.

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200 Johnson, “Homosexuality and the Church.”

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211 Spadaro, “A Big Heart Open to God.”

212 Spadaro.

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215 McElwee, “Francis”; Delia Gallagher and Daniel Burke, “Pope Says Christians Should Apologize to Gay People,” CNN, June 27, 2016,

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223 McElwee, “Among First Synod Discussions.”

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233 John A. Dick, “Belgian Bishop Advocates Church Recognition of Gay Relationships,” National Catholic Reporter, December 30, 2014.

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235 Sarah McDonald, “Cardinal Marx: Society Must Create Structures to Respect Gay Rights,” National Catholic Reporter, June 28, 2016.

236 Anian Christoph Wimmer, “Cardinal Marx Endorses Blessing Ceremonies for Same-Sex Couples,” Crux, February 4, 2018; Michael J. O'Laughlin, “German Cardinal Urges Pastoral Care of Gay Couples,” America, February 7, 2018; cf. Francis Z. Rocca, “The Catholic Church's Looming Fight over Same-Sex Blessings,” Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2018.

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238 Vikki Ortiz Healy and Manya Brachear Pashman, “Cupich's Influence to Grow as Cardinal: Archbishop Carries out Pope's Vision in Chicago and Now on Global Scale,” Chicago Tribune, November 18, 2016.

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242 Anthony Ruff, “A Pastoral Disaster: Bishop Morlino and the Parish in Platteville, WI,” PrayTell, May 3, 2012; Kathleen Williams, “Bishop Morlino Wrong to Attack Pope,”, September 9, 2018.

243 Heidi Schlumpf, “Madison Priests Get Directives on Funerals of LGBT People,” National Catholic Reporter, October 23, 2017; “Madison, Wisconsin's Bishop's Ban on Funerals for Gay People ‘Outrageous and Shameful,’” Dignity USA, October 22, 2017.

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