Liberty Homosexuality and Freedom About this Life Night The Life Night begins with a small group activity that challenges teenagers to come up with a definition of “freedom.” This sets up a large group discussion that will challenge teenagers to question how they understand freedom as the ability to do whatever they wish, rather than what is right. The teaching uses the responses that the teenagers give to open up a discussion about the Church’s teaching on homosexuality. There are two options for the Break: The first is to have a panel discussion with various members of your parish community. This panel can field questions about sexuality in general from the teens. The second option is to have a large group discussion with the teenagers about the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and respond to any questions or concerns the teenagers may have. The Send for the Life Night is a prayer around the altar for an increased understanding of the sanctity of marriage in our world, especially among married couples. Goal of This Night The goal for this night is to present the Church’s teaching on homosexuality in a loving and pastoral way within the context of the Theology of the Body. This Life Night will challenge teenagers to see that freedom is found in obeying God’s will, rather than working against it. Catechism # 387 # 1730 - 1733 # 2337 - 2349 # 2357 - 2358 YouCat # 65 # 415 - 418 Scripture Genesis 1:26 -28 Genesis 2:18 Matthew 5:7 -8 Matthew 19:3 -12 Romans 1:27 1 Timothy 1:9 -10 Key Concepts Every baptized person is called to chastity. Chastity is lived out differently depending on a person’s state of life. Homosexual actions are a disordered expression of sexuality, that is, they are not open to the transmission of life. People who have a homosexual inclination or who struggle with same-sex attraction are called to celibacy. A number of men and women experience same-sex attraction; they must be treated with respect and compassion. This does not mean accepting homosexual actions, but accepting each individual person and calling them to holiness. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.