Essay about The Inferno, By Dante Alighieri

1336 Words Apr 30th, 2016 6 Pages
Our society’s ideals and morals begin to change, the line between right and wrong begins to blur. The Catholic Church realizes its obligation to reflect on the meaning of love within a family and couples while keeping in mind the communities ever changing customs. In Dante Alighieri’s poem The Inferno, Dante references Sodom, the city in the Bible that was destroyed with fire and Brimstone. The people of this city were punished for engaging in consensual homosexual acts, likewise Dante created a circle designated for Sodomy, emphasizing the agreement that Dante has with Catholic teaching. In the new document Amoris Laetitia, the pope references this ideologies and affirms the church’s ways will not change in the future but speaks of the importance to respect one another and attempt to work with peoples differing situations.
Homosexuality is the sexual attraction between people of the same sex. The Catholic Church defines homosexual acts as sinful for their denial of God’s gift of life, and under no circumstance can they be approved. The church continues to affirm that the only kind of marriage that exists is one that consists of one woman and one man. The creation of life is an essential component in a marriage that the Catholic Church has considered acceptable. The purpose of marriage continues to be for the growth of our society, and a proper marriage will provide the best environment for a child to grow in. In Amoris Laetitia, the pope speaks about homosexuality, “We…

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