The Bishopric of Alcalá considers that it is a "false news" the report published by the digital newspaper "eldiario.es" on some "illegal and clandestine courses to 'cure' homosexuality" that the Diocese imparts, and does not resign – he says – to "welcome and accompany the people who freely request it", "in light of the Word of God and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church."
In a statement, the diocese of Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plà believes that the report of "eldiario.es" is based on "a theatrical production built ad hoc, in which a journalist, posing as a young man who wants to change his orientation, He asks for help and guidance in the first instance, to later provoke a manipulated conversation related to the gender ideology and its legislative protection ".
This newspaper publishes in its edition of this Tuesday a report by a journalist who attended on March 21, as "a young man who wants to change his orientation", to a session of therapies offered "to 'cure' homosexuality" in the Center of Family Orientation Regina Familiae, and that the Bishopric considers that it is about "educational-sexual formation (education in love)" and not "reparative therapies".
In his statement, the Bishopric of Alcalá criticizes the "compilation of texts" used in the report and states that "naturally, they challenge the gender postulates".
The Bishopric does not deny or acknowledge that it performs 'reparative' pseudotherapies to interfere with sexual orientation, although it underlines that "it does not renounce welcoming and accompanying people who freely request it", in an "integral, pastoral and spiritual" manner and the light of the Word of God and of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. "
In that line, on the website of the Bishopric of Alcalá, under the section 'Homosexuality and hope', an "approach to the issue of homosexuality" indicates that people with sexual attraction to the same sex "must be sustained in the hope of overcoming his personal difficulties ", and refers to sections of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
"The Catholic Church teaches in its Magisterium that it is necessary to distinguish between people who feel homosexual inclination, the homosexual inclination itself (objectively disordered) and homosexual acts (intrinsically disordered)", they point out, adding that "the understanding and identification of a person's sexual orientation can change over the course of life "and that" hope is possible ".
Regarding "men and women with sexual attraction to the same sex", citing the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Bishopric states that "they should be welcomed with respect, compassion and delicacy", and "any sign of unfair discrimination. "
"Many cases, especially if the practice of homosexual acts has not taken root, can be resolved positively with appropriate therapy," says the bishopric on its website.
However, the Diocese makes a distinction between those who "feel an inclination towards people of the same sex", and the homosexual orientation itself, which they consider "a tendency, more or less strong, towards an intrinsically bad behavior from the moral point of view", and "objectively disordered".