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Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:13:53 AM »
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 07:36:38 AM »
Tolerate does not mean accept.

I will wait for the official word to come out. Most news agencies do like to pull a sound bite from a sermon, and totally miss the point.

As far as contraception goes - it's like every sin. Confessors condemn the sin but attempt to understand the sinner. Most of them understand both temptation and fear.
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 07:42:58 AM »
So, homosexual priests will be able to form 'civil unions'?

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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 07:45:04 AM »
So, homosexual priests will be able to form 'civil unions'?

Nope. They will still be required to be officially celibate, the same as their heterosexual brethren.
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2014, 08:20:00 AM »
This is what happens when you elect a Jesuit as Pope.  :shrug:
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2014, 08:20:18 AM »
Nope. They will still be required to be officially celibate, the same as their heterosexual brethren.
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 08:46:02 AM »
I did say officially.  :tongue2:

One of our family friends is a priest, down in the South of Italy. He's had the same "housekeeper" for 50 years and counting. Everyone ignores it.
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 09:28:05 AM »
I did say officially.  :tongue2:

One of our family friends is a priest, down in the South of Italy. He's had the same "housekeeper" for 50 years and counting. Everyone ignores it.

Some African and Asian priests marry and converts from Protestant sects are allowed to remain married.
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 09:56:09 AM »
This is what happens when you elect a Jesuit as Pope.  :shrug:

What happens?  That the Church tolerates civil unions? By their very definition, they're civil and outside the purview of the Church.   They're very often undertaken for financial reasons.  So what?

There's no change to the Church's teaching against gay marriage.
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Re: Pope: Church should toleate some civil unions
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 02:41:17 PM »
This pope is a joke as the whole concept of a pope is. By the way sinkspur it is a bible teaching not what you call the church teaching.


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