Reverend Fr. Kelvin Ugwu, a Nigerian Catholic missionary priest, has supported the Vatican’s position on same-sex relationships, claiming that homosexual practises are outside the natural order.
It can be noted that the Vatican declared on Monday, March 15, that the Catholic Church does not approve same-sex unions.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith declared in a statement written in seven languages and authorised by Pope Francis, the ortholoxy office, that “the blessing of homosexual unions cannot be considered licit,” adding that “there are certainly no reasons for believing homosexual unions to be in any manner comparable or even slightly equivalent to God’s design for marriage and families.”
In his response, Fr. Ugwu claimed that Article 2357 of the Catholic Church’s Catechism already states specifically that homosexual activities are “intrinsically disordered.”
“Priests Cannot Bless Same-sex Unions: The teaching of the Catholic Church on homosexuality is not new. That the Pope recently described it as “sin” and that same sex union cannot be blessed in the church is not new. I don’t know why people were surprised. What exactly were they expecting?” he wrote.
“2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “HOMOSEXUAL ACTS are INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED.”
“They are CONTRARY TO THE NATURAL LAW. THEY CLOSE THE SEXUAL ACT TO THE GIFT OF LIFE. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and SEXUAL COMPLEMENTARITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN THEY BE APPROVED.”