Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Same sex blessing's starting to create a wedge between Rome and its churches

Like a virus, the notion that the Church can somehow bless something that scripture condemns is spreading to the Roman Catholics. From Premier Christian News,  

Flemish Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday issued a document effectively allowing the blessing of same-sex unions, in direct defiance of a ruling against such practices by the Vatican's doctrinal office.

The document published on the website of the Bishops' Conference of Belgium suggested a ritual that included a prayer and a benediction for stable same-sex unions. But it stressed that it was not "what the Church understands by a sacramental marriage".

It said the Church wanted to be "pastorally close to homosexual persons" and be a "welcoming Church that excludes no one."

The ritual would start with prayers and includes a commitment by the two people in front of family and friends to be faithful to each other. It would end with more prayer and what the document called a "benediction".

A Vatican spokesman had no immediate comment.

In March 2021, in response to formal questions from a number of Roman Catholic dioceses on whether the practice of blessing same-sex unions was allowed, the Vatican's doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), ruled that it was not.
WWTPD (What would the Pope do)?

From Crisis
"This has been a long time coming. Though the Vatican has held the line regarding the illegitimacy and immorality of same-sex 'marriage,' Pope Francis’ chaotic papal style has certainly flirted with that line over the years. From his infamous 'Who am I to judge?' to broad condemning of homosexual discrimination in Amoris Laetitia, to his off-the-cuff, out-of-context comments in the documentary Francesco where he claims support for civil unions for homosexual couples, the way has been pretty well paved for this Belgian scandal."

If this continues, we can expect to see the day when pairs of Roman Catholic priests will be standing at the altar, holding hands, and receiving their "benediction".



  1. Katherine7:14 PM

    Reports are that the German Catholic churches will soon follow suit.

    So much for the arguments of past decades that disillusioned Episcopalians could find refuge in the Church of Rome, because its magisterium would prevent this kind of decay. Sadly, not so.

    1. Anonymous8:47 AM

      People wonder why Islam grows.

    2. Just like our woke criminal justice system illegal behavior is not punished.

  2. Anonymous8:45 AM

    It seems the church has decided that the Bible is wrong.