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Andrew wrote:

Hi, guys —


In Catholic anthropology it is often taught that the sex of a person is something deeper than the body. Even the soul is said to be either male or female so when we are attracted to a beautiful woman we are attracted to something that is in the depth of her soul.

A [shemale|transsexual] could look female but never have a female soul. Jesus before the incarnation had no sex but after being incarnated He became a male. No Person of the Holy Trinity has ever became female.

Mary is female but she is only a saint. There is something deep about attraction to another person. Sexuality is also something very deep.

  • What would you say about this?


  { What is your opinion on my views about Catholic anthropology and the Trinity? }

Paul replied:

Dear Andrew,

I would agree with everything you wrote and would simply add that proper sexual attraction is deep and natural. Lust is a distortion of this, as is homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, etc.

Sexual attraction has a teleology, or purpose:

to lead one to a covenantal marriage and family life.

It is the nature of love to seek its life-giving beloved. It can be said that even God seeks a feminine principle to unite with. This is the purpose of creation.

Sin got in the way of full God-man union, so Christ came to fix that. Christ Himself seeks life-giving union with His Bride, the Church; and this is the everlasting marriage that will continue and flourish in Heaven forever.



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