ROME – In an oval, Pope Francis today criticized the Congregation for the Faith of the Faith (CDF) document that caused a stir in the world last Monday, in which the body guarding Catholic Orthodoxy specifically ruled that blessings for same-sex couples are not “legitimate.” Something like a bomb fell on gay communities and contrasts with the open and all-encompassing pastoral care of the Pope, who have been described as “sinners”.
Pope Francis commented on today’s Gospel during the traditional Marian prayer of the angels, saying: “Many people today desire, often without implicitly saying, seeing Jesus, meeting him, and knowing him.” “We, too, must respond with the witness of a life of progress in service, a life that takes upon itself God’s way – closeness, mercy, and tenderness – and is rendered in service. With loving gestures, “he said, in words he added to the text that he had prepared, in what seemed a clear reference to the” response “- the document that is usually answered – from the CDF. Then the Lord, by His grace, makes us bear fruit, even when the earth is barren due to misunderstanding, difficulties, persecution, claims of legalism or religious morals. This is a barren land.
Although he did not mention the CDF document, realizing that it was a very sensitive issue internally, where a battle raged between ultra-conservatives and progressives, with these words Pope Francis seemed to distance himself from the text, which had fallen badly among homosexuals. Believers who suddenly felt betrayed. Indeed, the “respondent” asserted that the Church cannot bless the union of persons of the same sex, “because it cannot bless sin”. He pointed out that with regard to the Church’s doctrine, the only possible family marriage is the inseparable union between a man and a woman and never between people of the same sex, as unions are “not arranged according to God’s design.”
Although the Pope “was informed and gave his consent” to the relevant “response,” written in response to the fact that German priests often blessed gay couples’ unions, the document drew attention by its apparent contrast to the pastoral as open to homosexuals as it was Jorge Bergoglio has from the beginning of his pontificate, which is characterized by gestures and words of closeness and openness towards them. Starting with “Who am I to judge gay people?” July 2013, various gay encounters and quotes, such as the Chilean victim of abuse, Juan Carlos Cruz, who received him at the Vatican in May 2018. “The Pope told me:“ Juan Carlos, the fact that you are gay does not matter. God has made you this way and wants you this way, the Pope loves you that way and you have to love yourself, ”Cruz revealed at the time, in a phrase that made homosexuals not be rejected by the Catholic Church for the first time. Or a phrase that the Pope made a few months ago to a group of LGTB folks who At the end of a general audience, they received: “The Pope loves his children just as they are, because they are children of God.”
A senior source in the Vatican, consulted by La Nacion, who requested anonymity, considered it “very likely” that the Pope, during the Archangel’s period, referred to the “response” of the Civil Defense Fund last Monday. In fact, he emphasized that the three words mentioned by the Pope, “closeness, tenderness and tenderness” are “the true blessings of the Church and her Shepherd in every case”. These words are the true measure of true educational authority when they illuminate the consciences and guide the faithful. “Any response and the doctrine that surrounds it must be raised to this point,” he added.
Another source agreed that the “response” of the CDF last Monday clearly clashes with that church as a “field hospital after the battle, must heal everyone’s wounds,” which from the beginning called for Pope Francis and I miss her. “It should include everyone, including what In it the LGTB community members. “
The truth is that the “response” issued last Monday by the CDF that categorically cried out to the world that “the Church does not have, nor can it possess, the strength to bless unions of people of the same sex” and explain the reasons – a victory for the ultra-conservative wing, unleash a “rebellion” Agricultural “real catholic.”
Very critical voices were raised from Germany, where at the Synod – a meeting of bishops and laity – the issue of blessings was under discussion and where many priests argued, directly, that they would disobey the CDF and would continue to advance it. A blessing for gay people. “In light of the CDF’s refusal to bless homosexual relationships, we raise our voices and say: We will continue to accompany people committed to a perpetual union and bless their relationship. We do not refuse to celebrate a blessing,” the priests Burkhard Howes and Bernd Monckebusher warned via their social networks. They explained, “We do this assuming our responsibility as pastors who promise people at important moments in their lives a blessing that only God can bestow.” We respect and appreciate their love, and moreover, we believe that God’s grace is with them. Theological arguments and ideas are sufficient. They added that we do not accept that exclusive and superior sexual morals must be carried by people on their backs and threaten our pastoral care work.
I’ve heard words of the same content from Austrian priests, as well as Americans.