Christians must bring encounter with Christ to those with sexuality or gender troubles, Marquette bishop says

Published Dec 10 2021 at 9:00 PM GMT
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  • In matters of sexuality and gender identity, Christians must first help others hear the Gospel, encounter Jesus, and know God"s love, Bishop John Doerfler of Marquette has said.
  • Accompaniment must come before addressing any apparently sinful behavior.
  • To accompany others, it is insufficient merely to state the Church's teaching.
  • In addition, we must strive to meet people and lead them, step'by'step, as we all walk toward the fullness of truth,' Doerfler said in his July 29 pastoral instruction "Created in the Image and Likeness of God".The document addresses some aspects of pastoral care for people with same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria.



  • Published Dec 10, 2021 9:00 PM GMT