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New DDF prefect open to same-sex blessings

July 05, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: The newly appointed prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) has indicated that he is open to church blessings for same-sex couples.

In his first interview since his appointment as the Vatican’s top doctrinal official, Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernandez said that a same-sex union cannot be considered a marriage. But he added that “if a blessing is given in such a way that it does not cause that confusion, it will have to be analyzed and confirmed.”

The Argentine cardinal said that “marriage in the strict sense is only one thing: that stable union of two beings as different as a man and a woman, who in that difference are capable of engendering new life.” However, he added, “there is a point at which we move away from a properly theological discussion and move on to a question that is rather prudential or disciplinary.”

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  • Posted by: Retired01 - Jul. 06, 2023 10:56 AM ET USA

    The wrecking crew continues to do its thing while the majority of the bishops are either members of the crew, are too scared to say anything, or have their heads buried in the sand. For how much longer Lord?

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 06, 2023 4:26 AM ET USA

    One wonders if the man remembers anything taught him about Christ and His guidance on matrimony. He must certainly buy into the Modernist deception about the lack of hospitality experienced by Lot's visitors. St. Thomas does not refer to the sin of Sodom as "unnatural" vice without Scriptural warrant. Surely he considers St. Paul to be as inspired by Christ as St. John. When Christ referred to the two becoming one flesh, He was speaking as much in a spiritual sense as in a physical one. Sophist.