German Catholic clergy rebel against Vatican over same-sex unions

German Catholic theologians and clergy have mobilized against a recent ruling from the Vatican that said the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex unions.

The rulingis characterized by a paternalistic gesture of superiority and discriminates against homosexual people and their lifestyles,” 에 따르면 성명서 put together by the Catholic Theological faculty at Munster University, published Tuesday.
We decisively distance ourselves from this position,” 그것은 말했다.
    The statement, signed by 266 theologians, said the ruling lackstheological depth, hermeneutical understanding as well as argumentative stringency.
      While some of their number support the Vatican position, other prominent Catholic clergy in Germany have spoken out against the ruling, which was approved by Pope Francis and published March 15.
        The Limburg diocese posted this profile picture on Facebook on March 17.

        A document that in its argumentation so blatantly excludes any progress in theological and human scientific knowledge will lead to pastoral practice ignoring it,” Georg Bätzing, Bishop of Limburg, 에 말했다 성명서 published on Facebook on Wednesday.
        We need a re-evaluation of same-sex partnerships and a further development of the church’s sexual morality.
          Bätzing’s diocese also updated its Facebook profile photo to an image of Limburg Cathedral surrounded by a rainbow, a symbol of the LGBT community, and the phrase “#LoveIsNoSin.
          Bätzing is the head of the German BishopsConference, the Catholic church’s ruling body in Germany.
          CNN has contacted the conference for comment.
          Christoph Lentz, rector of the Pallottine community in Friedberg, Bavaria, also criticized the Vatican ruling, 그것은 말했다 “unspeakable, intolerable and incomprehensible to people.
          We are here to bless, no matter how and no matter whom,” Lentz said in a 성명서. “We want to be an open church where everyone feels at home.
          Since Friday afternoon the community has flown a rainbow flag with a phrase from Genesis 12:2 that reads: “You shall be a blessing.
          The Vatican ruling is a setback for Catholics who had hoped the institution would modernize its approach to homosexuality.
          Dozens of countries, include many in western Europe, have legalized same-sex marriages, and the church’s reluctance to embrace LGBTQ people has long held the potential to alienate it from younger followers.
          While Pope Francis has frequently been praised for his welcoming tone toward LGBTQ people both within and outside the church, he approved the March 15 성명서.
          The blessing of homosexual unions cannot be considered licit,” wrote the Vatican’s top doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
          It is not licit to impart a blessing on relationships or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage, as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex,” 성명은 읽습니다.
          Blessing same-sex unions, the Vatican says, would send a sign that the Catholic Church approves and encouragesa choice and a way of life that cannot be recognized as objectively ordered to the revealed plans of God.
          The statement says thatGod Himself never ceases to bless each of His pilgrim children in this worldbut he does not and cannot bless sin.
          Among the German Catholic clergy that support the Vatican’s position are the bishops of Regensburg, Passau, Görlitz and Eichstätt, KNA, the German Bishops Conference news agency, 보고서.
          Same-sex unions are the latest issue on which the German Catholic church has clashed with the Vatican in recent years.
            에 2019, it revealed plans for a two-year process of reckoning and reform, to rebuild public trust in the wake of a shocking report into child sexual abuse in the church.
            These plans, which included debating priestly celibacy and whether to allow women to play bigger roles in ecclesiastical life, attracted criticism from the Vatican.

            댓글이 닫혀 있습니다..