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New Brazilian cardinal reiterates support for civil-union law

September 02, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Leonardo Steiner of Manaus, Brazil, who received his red hat from Pope Francis at the August 27 consistory, explained his support for civil unions in an interview with LifeSite News.

The Brazilian cardinal said that the measure would provide financial security for homosexual coupes, and denied that it would violate principles of Catholic theology. He said that Christians should not impose their moral principles on other members of civil society.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 04, 2022 10:52 PM ET USA

    So is this another example of the New Evangelization: NOT to admonish the sinner nor instruct the ignorant? So Catholic moral discipline amounts to nothing more than a "lifestyle" choice, a merely prudential decision? Consider the words of the "pastoral" council: "The Vatican Council...leaves untouched traditional Catholic doctrine on the moral duty of men and societies toward the true religion and toward the one Church of Christ" (DH n. 1). That pesky "traditionalism" comes back to haunt us.