The document emphasizes that same-sex sexual activity is morally wrong or "sinful", stating that "under no circumstances can they (homosexual acts) be approved".
The document further states:
"While the Church teaches that homosexual acts are immoral, she does distinguish between engaging in homosexual acts and having a homosexual inclination. While the former is always objectively sinful, the latter is not."
"Simply possessing such inclinations does not constitute a sin, at least to the extent that they are beyond one’s control. Acting on such inclinations, however, is always wrong."
"It is crucially important to understand that saying a person has a particular inclination that is disordered is not to say that the person as a whole is disordered. Nor does it mean that one has been rejected by God or the Church."
"All people are created in the image and likeness of God and thus possess an innate human dignity that must be acknowledged and respected."