|Double Trinity with Saint Augustine and Saint Catherine of Siena|
Cuzco School, c. 1700-30. Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru
Happy Feast of the Holy Family!
Lesson 5: 48-49, p 31
Man is a creature composed of body and soul, and made in the image and likeness of God.
49. Is this likeness to God in the body or in the soul?
This likeness to God is chiefly in the soul [spirit-mind-will]. The likeness to the Blessed Trinity is found chiefly in man's soul, but there is a resemblance in the body too - not however in the body of one man alone, but in man and woman united in marriage and the child which is the normal fruit of the marriage.
Therefore, since only Man-Woman-Child (in marriage) is the image and likeness of God in man's body, homosexuality - man/man or woman/woman - is a mortal sin and will never be recognized by God as being 1) a marriage, 2) a family, 3) good or 4) holy.
THE FAMILY is a reflection of the image and likeness of God as the earthly trinity.
THE HOLY FAMILY is the epitome of the earthly trinity.