In light of the reams of discussion in the blogosphere of That Document, Fr. Jim Tucker puts things in perspective.
I was having a drink with a friend recently, and he asked me, "So, what's up with the Catholic Church being so obsessed with sex? Especially since we got that new German Pope, everything's all about sex -- premarital sex, gay sex, sex with condoms, sex, sex, sex. Who wants to go to church and hear about that all the time?"… Anyway, the main question: Why is the Vatican always talking about sexual sins? My answer is that it is not.
At some deep level … the man who has self-identified as gay and who accepts the notion that same sex attraction is not an objective disorder of how God meant men and women to be from the beginning, will not be able to relate to a body of Christ which fully understands itself in terms of fatherhood, motherhood, and the mystery of procreation and the making of a family.
I'm delighted to have come across the second link; Thirsty Scribe mentioned the book in the combox for the first-mentioned post, which I found via White Around the Collar, which I visited for the first time tonight just because the title caught my eye on the blogroll of Sancta Sanctis, which I hadn't seen before either and looked up because it showed up in my referrals log. Funny how that happens, eh?