Skip to comments.Pope to stop condemning same-sex civil partnerships
Posted on 03/10/2014 12:29:14 PM PDT by redleghunter
Pope Francis has suggested that the Vatican could support gay civil unions in the future, according to one of the churchs most senior cardinals.
Cardinal Dolan told American television that Francis wants church leaders to 'look into it and see the reasons that have driven them.'
'It wasn't as if he came out and approved them,' Dolan told NBC on Sunday. 'He said, Rather than quickly condemn them, let's just ask the questions as to why that has appealed to certain people.
In an interview to mark his first year in the churchs top job, Pope Francis last week reaffirmed the Vaticans opposition to gay marriage but indicated that some types of civil unions could be acceptable to the church.
The Pope restated the church's teaching that 'marriage is between a man and a woman,' but added 'We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.'
Some countries justify civil unions as a way to provide the same economic and legal rights to cohabitating couples as those who are married, the Pope said in the interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
As archbishop of Buenos Aires, the then Jorge Maria Bergoglio was one of the leaders of the Catholic Church's public charge against legalising same-sex marriage in Argentina. He called the proposed legislation a destructive attack on God's plan.
But behind closed doors the Argentine archbishop is said to have supported civil unions for same-sex couples.
Former theology professor and gay rights activist Marcelo Marquez said: 'He told me I'm in favour of gay rights and in any case, I also favour civil unions for homosexuals, but I believe that Argentina is not yet ready for a gay marriage law.
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Goodbye America, It was nice knowing you!
Welp, guess there’s not much point to the rest of the Bible either then...
“Some countries justify civil unions as a way to provide the same economic and legal rights to cohabitating couples as those who are married”
BS. Follow the money. If they accept them they can convince them to tithe and the government can tax them as a married couple.
You could also do that with any other sin from adultery to murder, but I'm not sure what it would really accomplish....
So it is ok to use civil unions as insurance fraud.
The old prophecy may be right.
Part and parcel of the great falling away.
When/if the Vatican begins to support homsexual anything, they can kiss their backsides goodbye.
Have had my fingers hovering over the keyboard, trying to decide what to type. All I can come up with is ...
Exactly. I mean, exactly how do they propose to explain away Romans 1?
I wonder why the assumption is that civil partnership must involve people who have sex with one another? Why can’t legal protections sought in such partnerships apply to a caretaker and an a person under their care or to two very close friends?
Welcome to the "days of the Son of Man."
So I guess I don’t need to go to Church on Sundays or donate money either.
“’If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?’
It’s obvious to anyone who wants to understand what the Pope said. He does NOT say they can be married in the Catholic Church. He says if a gay person “seeks God” then he will not judge them. BIG difference in saying he approves of gays.
Just consider the graces which could be dispensed by God upon those who seek God’s will.
I will wait for a better source than the Daily Mail
There seems to be a push to report that the Catholic Church is giving any kind of validity to homosexual behavior. So far all of it has been denied.
This report may or may not involve incorrect quotes, interpretations, and inferences.
However, dark forces in the form of modernist and progressive cabals within the Vatican influenced the Church especially in the 60s and 70s.
Not all Catholics were compromised either inside or outside of Rome.
True Catholics, being true Christians, and sustaining the true Church, persist to this day and will until the end of time.
This is like asking if abortion is OK for cases of rape and incest. Find an exception to justify the whole piece of crap. We already have "power of attorney" for such cases.
I believe this is BS! Typical media misinterpretation.
Who knows what’s in Dolan’s closet.
I ask myself, why? Why is it that there has been this seeming ongoing effort from the Vatican to loosen scriptural standards? Why is there nary an example of a Vatican message of increased structure or discipline that has gotten lost in translation?
There seems to be a whole lot of trial balloons being sent out with a clear sense of plausible deniability attached.
I have a bad feeling about all this. To be perfectly honest, I think the Catholic church is itching to fall away and allow modern culture to direct their beliefs. Of course all this will be couched in becoming more “modern” more “relevant” to millenials or to whomever.
We are in very dangerous territory, but it could be that the wheat is about to get separated from the chaff in a divine way. My confidence in the Catholic church at the moment is very thin.
“There will be many false teachers”
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