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Document Details :
Title: Revisions of Homosexuality
Subtitle: The Catechism and 'Always Our Children'
Author(s): BLACK, Peter
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 25 Issue: 1 Date: spring 2000
The understanding of human sexuality in general and homosexuality in particular has developed in both secular and Christian communities in recent years. This article focuses on revisions made to statements on homosexuality in both the Catholic Catechism and the document 'Always Our Children' issued by the NCCB. We identify the changes, attempt to explain the possible motivations for some of the revisions and reflect upon some of the pastoral implications for homosexual persons and their parents.