16 March 2021

Response to the CDF Responsum on blessings on same-sex relationship



Comment by Drachma:

It is sad and deeply regrettable to get this kind of response from the Vatican. To us, it sounds like the Church wants to keep its head in the sand, and remain completely in oblivion about the 'new' wine of same-sex relationships. Why does the Church keep on hankering about 'homosexual inclinations'? Why is it still in denial about the reality of LGBTIQ people and their place in the diverse order of God's nature?

Christopher Vella, Coordinator (LGBTI) and husband Tyrone commented: "As a married same-sex couple, it is deeply saddening that the Church remains blind to the sacramentality of our relationship, and continues to use terms such as 'sin' and 'against God's plan'. 

Louisa Grech, Coordinator (Parents): 'So very sad to learn about the position the Church has taken on same-sex blessings! The Pope had once said these words of hope: 'Who am I to judge?'. But now again, our sons and daughters, our loved ones, are being harshly judged, just because they wish to show their love to their soulmate! How very, very sad!"

Let us pray that the Church gets its Damascus moment and like Paul opens its eyes to the harm that such statements make. May it, like Peter, understand that 'What God has made clean, you are not to call profane'. 

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