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Controversial… October 22, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

The Pope albeit a decade behind many places, is light-years it would appear ahead of some of his co-religionists, if this report is accurate:

Pope Francis has given his most explicit support to same-sex civil unions in a move that is likely to further enrage his conservative opponents in the Catholic church. His comments came in an interview in a documentary film, Francesco, which premiered at the Rome film festival on Wednesday He said: “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”


As pope, Francis has never previously publicly backed civil unions for same-sex couples, although as he endorsed such legal arrangements when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Which points up the constraints of what he says, and perhaps the possibilities too:

According to “The Great Reformer,” a biography of Pope Francis by Austen Ivereigh, then-Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio went head-to-head with the government in 2010 when it began a drive to legalize gay marriage.“He told a Catholic gay activist, a former theology professor named Marcelo Marquez, that he favored gay rights as well as legal recognition for civil unions,” Ivereigh wrote. “But he was utterly opposed to any attempt to redefine marriage in law.”

Whatever stance he takes is bound to cause some sort of a push-back. Some of those he nominally represents consider him an heretic.


1. oliverbohs - October 22, 2020

“If the rules were literally applied, no one whose marriage had failed could ever have sex again. This is not a practical way to ensure there are future generations of Catholics.”


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WorldbyStorm - October 22, 2020

If so much of this wasn’t so offensive to people – and particularly those who have had to suffer due to the approach of the RCC in various contexts – it would actually be quite comic.

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benmadigan - October 22, 2020

So much unnecessary suffering inflicted on men and women all over the world by sex-obsessed RC policies.
Now to be “wiped out” by a Papal Declaration.
Maybe the Pope will explain the purpose of it all.


2. Tomboktu - October 24, 2020

David Quinn must be spinning in his grave (of influence).


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