Skip to comments.Pope Francis Signals Support for Legal Recognition of Same-Sex ‘Civil Unions’
Posted on 09/08/2017 7:08:47 PM PDT by marshmallow
ROME, September 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pope Francis seems to have affirmed recognizing homosexual relationships under law, an apparent contradiction of the Church's longheld teaching.
In a new book-length interview, the Pope reiterates his strong opposition to same-sex "marriage," but recommends using the term "civil unions" instead.
Let us call things by their names. Matrimony is between a man and a woman. This is the precise term. Let us call the same-sex union a civil union, he said.
Pope Francis made the comment during more than a dozen conversations with French journalist Dominique Wolton, who published the Popes words in a 432-page book titled Politics and Society. It was published in French on Wednesday.
The Catholic Church teaches that since homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered, Catholics cannot approve of same-sex civil unions.
The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith reiterated this teaching in a key document in 2003. It was authored by then-prefect Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (who would be elected Pope Benedict XVI in 2005) and approved by Pope Saint John Paul II.
The Church teaches that respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behaviour or to legal recognition of homosexual unions, it reads.
It is widely known that when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) was publicly critical of the governments push to legalize homosexual "marriage," but privately signaled he would be willing to live with civil unions as a compromise measure.
The Popes authorized biographer, Sergio Rubin, wrote concerning this that Bergoglio argued privately that the Church should come out for civil unions as the lesser of two evils.
He wagered on a position of greater dialogue with society, stated Rubin. This claim has been backed by homosexual activist Marcelo Marquez.....
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when are the true faithful priests in the Catholic Church going to realize, admit and punish this heretical “Pope?”
Catholics, you have a Pretender as your Pope.
and the pews will get thinner and thinner just like the Episcopalians
I don’t think Francis rises too even the level of ‘pretender’ — at least a pretender would occasionally give lip service to rules. Francis does not even do that now.
Is Francis pro-gay?
Is Francis pro-abortion?
Is Francis pro-Christian?
From the Russian Orthodox Church's website...
12 February 2016
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has issued a statement on behalf of the Council hailing the historic meeting of Pope Francis, pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, and Patriarch Kirill, primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The two leaders met on 12 February in Havana, Cuba.
The Russian Orthodox Church is the largest member church in the WCC..."
Got that? The Russian Orthodox Church is a member of the (far left) World Council of Churches.
That is all you need to know in order to understand that it is a sham operation. Reverend Wrights fake church United Church of Christ (UCC) is also a member.
The Russians are masters at the art of deception. They must laugh their heads off at how easily westerners can be tricked and deceived. They play chess, thinking many moves ahead of their opponents, while most of us, unfortunately, have a difficult time with checkers.
The Russian Orthodox Church is a member of the (communist ) World Council of Churches:
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
Profile: WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC)
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Like the democrats, he is trying to grow his shrinking flock by allowing anyone to come in. It is all economics..
One would hope so, or that the ‘parish’ that is the Church demand his excommunication (at the least).
It is truly sad.
Benedict is still the real Pope.
This man is more concerned with Social Engineering than any thing else.
Benedict is still the real Pope.
Yes, he is.
I remember a time when “Is the Pope Catholic?” was meant to be rhetorical.. it seems so long ago..
Pope Douche-chunk rides again. Friggin libtards are coming from all directions, like a zombie apocalypse.
Patriarch Kirill, unlike Francis, is pro-life.