Gay Catholics come out, demand the Church accept them — Analysis
A group representing LGBTQ Catholics is demanding that Vatican Revises the Church’s strict doctrines to Allow them
More than 120 LGBT priests, teachers and Church volunteers in Germany have launched an initiative – ‘OutInChurch’ – and demanded that Catholic higher-ups toss away their long-standing disdain for homosexual relationships and grant them greater freedoms within the Church.
According to the group, they are looking for “to be able to live and work openly as LGBTIQ+ persons in the church without fear,”All Church occupations are eligible to be served, including in the same-sex marital or partnership relationships. Also, they urged the Church for revision “outdated statements”On gender and sexuality: Oppose “all forms of discrimination,”Allow LGBTQ people to be baptized in the holy sacraments. Recognizing its error, the Church must correct it. “institutional history of guilt”The group stated its support for gay people in an online list of demands.
Pope Francis’ Roman Catholic Church has relaxed its views on homosexuality. Francis made waves by reaching out priests and nuns that minister to the LGBTQ community. He declared in 2020, “Francis has reached out to priests to help us all.” “homosexual people have a right to be in a family.”
The Pontiff however clarified that homosexual relationships should not be considered a civil matter and that marriage must remain between a man or woman. He called for gay priests in 2018 to be expelled from the Church. “It’s better for them to leave the ministry or the consecrated life rather than to live a double life.”
Moreover, despite rebellious priests in Germany and the US bucking the Vatican’s orders and blessing same-sex unions, the Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – the highest source of edicts on Catholic doctrine – declared last year that it is “impossible”For more information, please visit “bless sin,”Refers to unions between persons of the same sexual sex.
Francis sided with the congregation’s ruling, stating that it was “Not intended to be unjust discrimination but rather a reminder about the truth of liturgical ritual”The heterosexual union.
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