What we've been waiting for, a wave of orthodoxy from the CCCB.
From the CCCB website
The Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released today a letter on pastoral ministry to young people with same-sex attraction.
“As Bishops, we wish to address the pastoral needs of adolescents and
young adults who question their sexual identity or experience feelings
of same-sex attraction. We are concerned for the spiritual good of all
persons, and want to help them live out their call ‘to the fullness of
Christian life and to the perfection of charity’. Convinced that ‛only
what is true can ultimately be pastoral,’ we offer this guidance, by way
of general principles and pastoral guidelines, to all Catholics,
pastors, parents and educators, as well as to young adults themselves,”
the Commission states in its introduction to the pastoral letter.
While stressing the fact that the Church in her teaching never
condemns persons with same-sex attraction, the Bishops note that “while
homosexual acts are always objectively wrong, same-sex inclinations are
not in themselves sinful or a moral failing”. (…) “For many people,
same-sex attraction constitutes a trial. They therefore deserve to be
approached by pastors with charity and prudence.”
In its letter, the Commission offers various pastoral guidelines, in
addition to expressing its “profound gratitude to all those who wisely
and lovingly guide young people with a same-sex attraction: priests and
pastoral associates, parents and educators”.
A study guide will complement the pastoral letter when printed copies
are available later this summer. The letter itself, without the study
guide, can be downloaded freely from www.cccb.ca. The printed version with the study guide can be ordered from the CCCB Publications Service at http://www.cccbpublications.ca/.