After faithfully following the necessary requirements in the formation of one’s conscience, which involved a thorough and comprehensive study of the facts related to sexual orientation, gender identity and human sexuality from the credible sources of both the medical and mental health professionals, it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that not only is it impossible for LGBT people to subject themselves to such antigay, erroneous gender identity teachings of the Vatican but to do so is seriously harmful to their well-being. LGBT people are free in good conscience to exempt themselves from such harmful teachings of the Vatican and Benedict XVI regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and human sexuality by following a fundamental principle of church law: “No one is held to do the impossible.”
Moreover, according to Part IV. Erroneous Judgment in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, PART THREE LIFE IN CHRIST, CHAPTER ONE - THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON, ARTICLE 6 - MORAL CONSCIENCE those who would insist that LGBT adults and children are to be subjected to these harmful teachings of the Vatican regarding human sexuality are responsible for the harm they cause to these innocent adults and children. It is the personal responsibility of each individual in the formation of his or her conscience. To use the phrase "I was only following orders" is not a valid excuse for harming innocent lives, especially children worldwide.
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
I. THE FORMATION OF CONSCIENCE
1783 Conscience must be informed and moral judgment enlightened. A well-formed conscience is upright and truthful. It formulates its judgments according to reason, in conformity with the true good willed by the wisdom of the Creator. The education of conscience is indispensable for human beings who are subjected to negative influences and tempted by sin to prefer their own judgment and to reject authoritative teachings.
1784 The education of the conscience is a lifelong task. From the earliest years, it awakens the child to the knowledge and practice of the interior law recognized by conscience. Prudent education teaches virtue; it prevents or cures fear, selfishness and pride, resentment arising from guilt, and feelings of complacency, born of human weakness and faults. The education of the conscience guarantees freedom and engenders peace of heart.
1785 In the formation of conscience the Word of God is the light for our path,54 we must assimilate it in faith and prayer and put it into practice. We must also examine our conscience before the Lord's Cross. We are assisted by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, aided by the witness or advice of others and guided by the authoritative teaching of the Church.55
IV. ERRONEOUS JUDGMENT
1790 A human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience. If he were deliberately to act against it, he would condemn himself. Yet it can happen that moral conscience remains in ignorance and makes erroneous judgments about acts to be performed or already committed.
1791 This ignorance can often be imputed to personal responsibility. This is the case when a man "takes little trouble to find out what is true and good, or when conscience is by degrees almost blinded through the habit of committing sin."59 In such cases, the person is culpable for the evil he commits.
1792 Ignorance of Christ and his Gospel, bad example given by others, enslavement to one's passions, assertion of a mistaken notion of autonomy of conscience, rejection of the Church's authority and her teaching, lack of conversion and of charity: these can be at the source of errors of judgment in moral conduct.
1793 If - on the contrary - the ignorance is invincible, or the moral subject is not responsible for his erroneous judgment, the evil committed by the person cannot be imputed to him. It remains no less an evil, a privation, a disorder. One must therefore work to correct the errors of moral conscience. Read more