Happy Lent! Now Let’s Fight: Vatican Calls Being Gay A ‘Choice’ As It Says It Won’t Bless Same-Sex Marriages
After the blessed LGBTQ (plus) political movement to influence public policy and change American culture got their way, there is something new brewing from the Catholic Church. Now, after forcing changes in societal norms that have been instituted for years the Pope has a message.
After the Catholic Church created political and civil division by attacking the tenets of Western Civilization, the Vatican appears to have reversed its earlier blessings on “gay” marriage, or marriage between people of the same gender and now want to fight about it.
“God does not and cannot bless sin,” Pope of the Catholic church said in a released statement.
The Vatican said Monday that the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex unions, in what CNN called “a combative statement approved by Pope Francis that threatens to widen the chasm between the church and much of the LGBTQ community
The Pope, who is solidly on the left as the most “Marxist” Pope known, is suspicious. Perhaps he is hopeful to help end the Catholic Church with the forthcoming battle that is anticipated to begin. .”
“Explaining their decision in a lengthy note on Monday, the Holy See referred to homosexuality as a “choice,” described it as sinful and said it “cannot be recognized as objectively ordered” to God’s plans. The stance is certain to disappoint millions of gay and lesbian Catholics around the world. “The blessing of homosexual unions cannot be considered licit,” the Vatican’s top doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, wrote in
In the very important season of Lent, the Pope has decided to kick a hornet’s nest that he is partially responsible for building:
#Lent is about discerning where our hearts are directed. Let us ask: Where is my life’s navigation system taking me – towards God or towards myself?
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 13, 2021
According to the AP:
“The Vatican decreed Monday that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.”
The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal response Monday to a question about whether Catholic clergy have the authority to bless gay unions. The answer, contained in a two-page explanation published in seven languages and approved by Pope Francis, was “negative.”
The note distinguished between the church’s welcoming and blessing of gay people, which it upheld, but not their unions. It argued that such unions are not part of God’s plan and that any such sacramental recognition could be confused with marriage.”
Defenders of the Pope said that he was not reversing anything.
Nothing the Pope said about homosexuality is new. It’s always been Catholic teaching that sex outside marriage (defined as the union between one man & one woman) is a sin. It’s also always been Catholic teaching that same sex attraction is not a sin… it’s the action that’s sin.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) March 15, 2021
It is obvious that a battleground is being prepared for some reason because everything the left does is for political dominance, and this Pope has helped to build an LGBTQ army. This announcement should not be view as anything less. These numbers mean a big fight ahead.
Really big difference between The Vatican and the vast majority of American Catholics on gay marriage. Roughly 75% of American Catholics (>77% for white Catholics) support gay marriage. https://t.co/ZULycghOWF pic.twitter.com/L8YJIfWuS4
— Samuel Perry (@socofthesacred) March 15, 2021
And once again, everyone, everywhere, must stop everything else and focus on the ethical ways of dealing with the tiny percentage of humans who prefer sexual intercourse with members of the same gender. As if nothing else in the world mattered.
Catholic media outlets and pundits have begun to chime in, in disagreement already, and a full-blown legal fight and domestic upheaval are sure to happen with lots of political theater and protests and the whole play, starting soon.
Consider Catholic Review reported:
“It is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage — i.e., outside the indissoluble union of a man and a woman open in itself to the transmission of life — as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex,” the doctrinal office said in an explanatory note accompanying the statement. Pope Francis approved both the statement and the note for publication.
“The Christian community and its pastors are called to welcome with respect and sensitivity persons with homosexual inclinations and will know how to find the most appropriate ways, consistent with church teaching, to proclaim to them the Gospel in its fullness,” the explanatory note said.
The clarification “does not preclude the blessings given to individual persons with homosexual inclinations, who manifest the will to live in fidelity to the revealed plans of God as proposed by church teaching.”
“Rather, it declares illicit any form of blessing that tends to acknowledge their unions as such. In this case, in fact, the blessing would manifest not the intention to entrust such individual persons to the protection and help of God, in a sense mentioned above, but to approve and encourage a choice and a way of life that cannot be recognized as objectively ordered to the revealed plans of God,” said the doctrinal office.
The statement came days before the launch, March 19, of a yearlong reflection on “Amoris Laetitia” that will focus on the family and conjugal love.
The date marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), which affirmed church teaching on family life and marriage but also underlined the importance of the church meeting people where they are in order to help guide them on a path of discernment and making moral decisions.
“It is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage…,” the doctrinal office said. https://t.co/NoMXE09WQI
— Catholic Review (@CatholicReview) March 15, 2021
Is anyone else longing for “good old days” when men and women loved each other, got married, went to work, raised a family, and enjoyed their lives? I am.