Aquinas and Gay Marriage

Adriano Oliva (CNRS), Dominican friar and president of the Leonine Commission, has generated some controversy with a new book entitled Amours: L’église, les remariés, et les couples homosexuels (Cerf, 2015). The book makes the case, from a Thomistic perspective, for marriage within the Church for divorced and gay couples. According to Cerf’s blurb:

L’examen théologique de la naturalité de l’inclination homosexuelle, que Thomas d’Aquin reconnaît, n’ouvre-t-elle pas à des possibilités nouvelles d’accueil de couples de même sexe au sein de l’Église? … Telle est l’amitié la plus grande qui n’exclut pas plusieurs formes d’amour.

There’s a 24-minute interview with Oliva on YouTube.

The book has, of course, been met with dismay in some circles. See, e.g., here and here.

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