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Scores of German Catholic churches join in blessing same-sex unions

May 10, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: About 100 Catholic churches across Germany joined in a nationwide event on May 10, offering church blessings to same-sex couples in direct defiance of the Vatican. At St. Benedict’s church in Munich, where about 30 gay and lesbian couples received blessings, Father Wolfgang Rothe said: “Heavens were open. All people were happy.” But the German initiative—coming as a challenge to the Vatican’s statement that Catholic churches cannot bless same-sex unions—escalated the threat of an open schism.

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  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - May. 11, 2021 8:30 PM ET USA

    We really need to pray for these German schismatics. What good can actually come from this? Have mercy on your people, O Lord.