RE: As a matter of civil law unions may be a way for conservatives to accept a truce without support same sex marriage, but that doesnt men WE as Christians accept those unions as OK
That explanation of yours might be what Pope Francis actually means ( Despite the ill chosen word “support” ).
As I said in a previous post on this thread, now that the floodgate is open, he has an obligation as the ultimate teaching magistrate of the church to clarify what he means.
It may well be that he meant exactly what you just wrote above.
Maybe, but like you said he must clarify this or it shall be taken exactly as written.
As I am not Catholic and don’t believe in your theology where it pertains to the Catholic church, it really doesn’t effect me -it’s just a shocking statement!
The article says the Pope “suggested.” More likely is that the reporter inferred, not that the Pope implied.
From this story we don’t know that the Pope used the word “support,” or any equivalent in any translation. I’m inclined to take this whole story with a substantial grain of salt.