Skip to comments.Another Vatican voice backs civil unions for same-sex couples
Posted on 04/21/2013 9:03:52 AM PDT by ebb tide
Another veteran Vatican figure has signaled openness to civil recognition of same-sex unions, in the wake of similar comments in early February from the Vaticans top official on the family. Its a position also once reportedly seen with favor by the future pope while he was still Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The latest expression of support for civil recognition as an alternative to gay marriage comes from Archbishop Piero Marini, who served for 18 years as Pope John Paul IIs liturgical Master of Ceremonies.
There are many couples that suffer because their civil rights arent recognized, Marini said.
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Excommunicate him, STAT!
do it....take govt out of marriage....
but marriage in a church is a completely different thing...
marriage is between a man and a woman, and no religion, no culture, no society, or civilization EVER has officially condoned two people of the same sex being "married" to one another...
I'd like to see what our govt is going to do when daddy wants to marry his dtr, or his son, or when brother wants to marry his sister, or when 3 perverts want to marry as a threesome...
I agree, to me it has the ring of rending unto Caesar, or in this case Obamabub.
But is there any reason why "civil unions" would have to be sexual unions? They could -- in theory, it seems --- just be private contracts for the settlement of property, taxation, inheritance -- for any group of 2 or more contractees: could be three sisters, a disabled adult child and parent/caregiver, etc.
In that case, why have a special package called "civil union" at all? Why not just go with private contract law?
What about quadruple unions? Tri-unions? Unions of man and dog?
No union left behind?
Communist! Italy is full of them.
For the love that is all Holy!
NO GAY ANYTHING SHOULD BE ACCEPTED BY THE CHURCH!
Unless it’s confession of it’s sins and promise to do it no more.
Full of the evil one. The man has no place of authority in any church.
The Pope is presumably consulting with his select group of Cardinals concerning how to deal with the Vatican hierarchy.
I hope they clean the trouble makers out, including this guy. And while he’s at it, I wish he’d excommunicate John L. Allen, Jr. Unfortunately, he doesn’t directly control The National Catholic Reporter. But he could at least condemn it as not Catholic.
Let them have it. Gay marriage and civil unions are a joke anyway. Very few of them will be able to marry in a church. Treat it like a joke, and if you’re a florist or a baker or whatever, give them what they want and make money off of it.
But do they approve of homosexual couples using contraceptives?
Excommunicate John L. Allen for what? For being the one (or one of the very few) people at the Reporter who writes the truth?
I guess it would be okay as long as they were CIVIL to each other. And you know that old joke, if you want to find out who really loves you, lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for two hours and see which one is happy to see you!
Uh, that's the issue/problem. The perverts want the government to have the power to force churches (any of them, or at least any of the Christian religious assemblies) into having to give place for, and recognition towards these unions they seek to be regarded as equal to the institution of marriage, as it has been more universally known of, the world over, for as long as mankind has written records...
If they can force the State into adopting language granting the word "marriage" to their own [blech] unions, then they can sue any and all who refuse to do the same, like the baker in Des Moines who balked at making a lesbian couple a wedding cake [FR thread Lesbian couple mulls action against Christian wedding cake baker and the Washington state florist sued again for refusal to service gay wedding[Reuters].