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Central Committee for German Catholics Wants Church Blessings for Homosexual Couples
Catholic Conclave ^ | 9/30/17

Posted on 10/04/2017 6:25:59 PM PDT by marshmallow

On Sunday the so-called "marriage for all" enters into force in Germany. In an interview, the President of the Catholic Committee, ZdK, Thomas Sternberg, asks the church for a signal of appreciation.

The President of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), Thomas Sternberg, calls for a "signal of ecclesiastical appreciation for same-sex couples". The ZdK is committed to blessing love-affairs of homosexuals, he told the "Passauer Neue Presse" (Saturday). "Behind this is the wish that God may help those blessed." Sternberg referred to worship services on Valentine's Day, in which all lovers could be blessed.

Currently, there is no guideline for the blessing of relations of same-sex partners from the German bishops, the ZdK president continues. There were, however, serious differences from the marriage between husband and wife: "According to the Catholic understanding, marriage is a sacrament and takes place before the priest in the church, not in the court."

Understanding of the ban in the Diocese of Münster

In May 2015, the Catholic Committee had already asked for such blessings with a view to the Bishop's synod on marriage and the family. "Bridges between the doctrine of the Church and marriage and the family and today's lived world of the faithful must be built by (...) a further development of liturgical forms, in particular blessings of same - sex partnerships, new partnerships of divorced persons, and important emphases in family life" said the declaration.

A Catholic priest wanted to give a "blessing for lovers" to the Mayor of Emmerich and his partner. However, Münster's bishop, Felix Genn, fears a likelihood of confusion.

(Excerpt) Read more at cathcon.blogspot.com ...


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1 posted on 10/04/2017 6:25:59 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Blasphemous. These aren’t Catholics or Christians of any sort.


2 posted on 10/04/2017 6:27:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: marshmallow

...the great falling away...


3 posted on 10/04/2017 6:34:44 PM PDT by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: marshmallow

Anyone else leery just because:”central committee”?


4 posted on 10/04/2017 6:39:53 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: marshmallow

No. Homosexual acts are among the gravest of grave sins murder is one of the few sins worse. .

Why?

Murder destroys God’s gift and creation, Life.

Homosexal acts mock God’s gift of procreative love. These acts are universally condemned as barbarity by all Judeo-Christian religions. Real ones anyway.


5 posted on 10/04/2017 6:40:30 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: marshmallow

I wish I could be shocked.


6 posted on 10/05/2017 8:50:28 AM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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