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Belgian cardinal favors church blessings for same-sex couples

May 07, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Jozef De Kesel of Brussels has told gay-rights activists that he would favor a church blessing for stable homosexual couples. The cardinal said that the blessing would not constitute a recognition of marriage, but would affirm the union of a committed couple.

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  • Posted by: wacondaseeds4507 - May. 08, 2018 1:22 AM ET USA

    Let's hope the blessing would be in conjunction with a vow of the couple's chastity.

  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - May. 07, 2018 7:30 PM ET USA

    With all due respect to Cardinal De Kesel, if this report is accurate, he desperately needs to rethink his position. Conversion of heart, not clerical affirmation, is in order.