Ignatius Press Podcast

Made for Love: Fr. Mike Schmitz on Same-Sex Attraction, Identity, and Speaking the Truth in Love—not Condescension

October 28, 2022

Does the Catholic Church hate gay people? Do people of faith just want those with same-sex attractions to suffer? Is it possible for the Church’s teaching on sexual morality to be a source of unity among believers, whatever their sexual orientation?


In this episode, Paul Senz talks to Fr. Mike Schmitz, host of the popular Bible in a Year podcast, about the Catholic Church’s teaching on same-sex attraction, which Fr. Mike wrote about in his book “Made for Love” (https://bit.ly/3z9YkLN). Fr. Mike emphasizes the importance of not adopting an “us vs. them” attitude when discussing sexuality and identity; of approaching those with experiences of same-sex attraction with compassion, but not condescension; and of always keeping in mind that each of us was made by Love, from Love, and for Love.

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