Skip to comments.Local [Catholic] Priests Group Releases Statement in Support of Same-Sex Unions
Posted on 06/16/2021 6:24:37 PM PDT by marshmallow
PITTSBURGH — A group representing some Pittsburgh priests and lay people issued its support for same-sex unions and LGBTQ people in response to the Vatican’s declaration this spring that the Catholic Church does not have the authority to bless same-sex unions.
In a statement released Monday, the Association of Pittsburgh Priests argued that the Vatican’s March report, which claims same-sex unions are sinful, was “pastorally unacceptable” and “insensitive to the loving, committed relationships of many members of the body of Christ.”
“We stand with LGBTQ people,” reads the statement, published by the diocesan-wide organization that claims roughly 300 ordained and non-ordained members.
The association put forth a three-point plan to make LGBTQ people feel more welcome within the Catholic Church: to call on the Vatican to reconsider its opposition to same-sex unions; to “seek to find” ways to bless LGBTQ people; and to encourage people to pray for the Catholic Church to embrace LGBTQ people and “grow as a church.”
Sister Barbara Finch, secretary of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests, said in an interview Tuesday that the association is encouraging its members to put pressure on the Vatican to change its ruling. She noted, however, that the association is not telling its ordained members to actively defy the Vatican’s declaration by blessing same-sex unions.
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why do you never reply or comment on the articles that you post?
The Church cannot bless sin.
“ why do you never reply or comment on the articles that you post?
Is that the law?
Of the very few articles I post, I figure the article stands on its own and my (at least initially) , comments are not needed .
So many unspoken rules, so many ways to do the wrong thing on social media!
Had a professor of religion from Howard University for American religions. The biggest take away from the class was American religion is a constant breaking away and merging of religious sects. This could split the American Catholic Church. They might join in some union with African churches as they tend much more conservative.
If these priests stand with the LGBTQ people, they stand against God Himself who declared their conduct a sin. God does not hate these people but He declares their lifestyle a sin. Catholic priests who cannot recognize sin as was declared by God should leave the priesthood.
Do Same-Sex Unions collect dues and send some large fraction thereof to the ‘Rats?
Own Union Halls?
Run vote checks?
Do you have a cell phone? Do you ever screen your calls and not answer the ones you don’t want to talk to? Well, you’ve answered your own question.
“Faith journey” - another stupid Catholic woke phrase.
Do what, now?
She’s ignoring you. I know that’s a shocker because you are so suave and debonair but . . .it’s a no go.
How do you know “it” is a “she”?
It doesn’t matter the gender. “It” is ignoring you. I don’t want you to have to go into therapy over this. Rejection is hard to take (I know from experience). Believe me, you’re better off with no response. Just keep on keeping on. Have a happy life.
“It” is not ignoring me, “It” is ignoring everyone...
Yeah, but the difference is . . we’ve accepted it and went on with our lives. We can’t control other peoples actions (if we could I’d be banning a lot of reckless drivers on the road). So long story short, it is what it is (I hate that saying but I use it anyway).
I try to live by what the nuns taught me during 10 years of catholic school...1950s and 1960s...as well as the teachings of Pope John Paul II.
...(I hate that saying but I use it anyway)...
But, hey ... you are bipolar after all.
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