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Cardinal Sandoval Iniguez.
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In an exclusive interview with the Catholic news service LifeSiteNews, the Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Mexico, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, said that "homosexuality is a psychological illness which can be cured," but for those who practice it they will face the same fate as those in Sodom and Gomorrah, who were "destroyed" by God for their sin.
In the interview, LifeSiteNews touched on several controversial subjects, including gender ideology and contraception, and as for homosexuality asked if same-sex couples could receive Holy Communion if they do so in "good conscience."
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Sandoval, who was elevated to Cardinal by Pope St. John Paul II in 1994, said "no," that it is an "abuse" for practicing homosexuals to receive Communion. "They can't be in good conscience," he said. "Chastity is a universal precept. all of us must maintain chastity."
Artist's depiction of Lot and his family fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah.
The Cardinal explained that whether one is heterosexual or homosexual, one must maintain chastity dependent upon one's state in life.
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"For those who are married, there is conjugal chastity," he said. "Which is their fidelity to one another, between the husband and the wife, conjugal fidelity, conjugal chastity."
"In the case of singles, it is that they abstain, and those who are homosexuals, those who have attractions to the same sex, also abstaining," said the Cardinal. "So just as those who have normal tendencies, and aren't married, have to abstain, so those who have abnormal tendencies must also abstain."
He continued, "Even more so, knowing that homosexuality is...
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