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THIS is ALL I could find


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Many nations have regulated civil unions. Is it a path that the Church can understand? But up to what point?

Answer:

Marriage is between a man and a woman. Secular states want to justify civil unions to regulate different situations of cohabitation, pushed by the demand to regulate economic aspects between persons, such as ensuring health care. It is about pacts of cohabitating of various natures, of which I wouldn’t know how to list the different ways. One needs to see the different cases and evaluate them in their variety.

46 posted on 03/05/2014 3:27:02 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
One needs to see the different cases and evaluate them in their variety.

Equals open door.

47 posted on 03/05/2014 3:31:10 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: onyx

RE: THIS is ALL I could find

based on the link and response to the question you provided... here is how I see is view:

As a matter of civil law, he recognizes that such “unions” (note the quotes) may be a way for Catholics to recognize the reality of a secular society without supporting same sex marriage.

The same principle I guess, applies to divorce. The Catholic Church FROWNS upon it, but recognizes that in a secular society, it may be made legal. That by no means tells us that the church will endorse such “unions”.


68 posted on 03/05/2014 5:24:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: onyx

Thanks for posting the exact quote, in context. He makes me nervous in general, but this example doesn’t appear to threaten church dogma. I continue to hope that he doesn’t turn out to be a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing.


76 posted on 03/05/2014 6:23:17 PM PST by catbertz
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