Skip to comments.Does Pope Francis accept this truth?
Posted on 08/19/2013 9:49:03 AM PDT by cleghornboy
The Holy Spirit assures us, through the Apostle St. Paul, that Christ is the head of the body which is the Church, while we are the members that suffer together and rejoice together: "If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together." (1 Corinthians 12: 26).
Which makes it all the more disturbing that Pope Francis, before his election to the Chair of Peter, asserted that private homosexual unions do not affect third parties or society in general. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains that, "..In the sanctorum communio, 'None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.' 'If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.' 'Charity does not insist on its own way.' In this solidarity with all men, living or dead, which is founded on the communion of saints, the least of our acts done in charity redounds to the profit of all. Every sin harms this communion." (CCC, 953).
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“...asserted that private homosexual unions do not affect third parties or society in general.”
If the source was his book (On Heaven and Earth)...then that quote was most likely taken out of context.
Realizing the church couldn’t win the fight outright, Bergoglio urged his fellow Argentine bishops to lobby for gay civil unions instead, according to the then-cardinal’s authorized biographer. The bishops shot down the proposal and the church lost the issue altogether when the South American nation legalized gay marriage in 2010 — the first country in the region to do so.
Bergoglio once called gay marriage an “anthropological step backward.”
“If there’s a private union, then third parties and society aren’t affected,” he wrote. “But if they’re granted marriage rights and can adopt, there could be children affected...”
Oh, this should be a good thread.
Homosexual activity is sinful. Everybody is affected by sin, but the problem is that sin is not something that can be outlawed - unless it affects third parties or unwilling parties.
There was one proposal I read, in fact, for civil unions that would have permitted what were essentially the formations of households or partnerships which had nothing to do with sexual activity but would give the parties automatic inheritance, hospital visiting and other rights. Granted, all these things can be obtained in other ways, but this would have taken away one of the big whiney claims that gays made I order to build support for gay “marriage.” So, yes, I think the Pope was right, because he was distinguishing marriage as something special not open to two persons of the same sex.
“lobby for gay civil unions”
this idea is ripe for a multitude of theories from the readers regarding:
-the double effect
-”lesser of two evils”
and all sorts of weird religious ideas about the above and personal ethics.
It could be argued that the civil unions would have directed off and lessened the drive for gay marriage. But that is usually the realm of legislators. It is another quesiton entirely how the bishops can lawfully lobby for civil unions when faced with impending gay marriage.
You’re trying this AGAIN?
Have you no shame? You’re misrepresenting this man AGAIN!
Change name back to Lucifer.
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