Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I'll be believe it when I see it...

And it still isn't all that revolutionary...but also I so want to see Bill Donahue and Cardinal Dolan's reaction.
Pope Francis has signalled that he could see the Catholic church tolerating some forms of same-sex civil unions -- though not marriage -- when it comes to situations such as medical care and property for gay couples. In an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the pope said that "matrimony is between a man and a woman," but moves to "regulate diverse situations of cohabitation (are) driven by the need to regulate economic aspects among persons, as for instance to assure medical care," according to a translation by Catholic News Service. "It is necessary to look at the diverse cases and evaluate them in their variety," Francis said.

1 comment:

gratuitous said...

Note that Francis used the word "matrimony," which has a special significant meaning within Catholic dogma as one of the seven sacraments under the authority of the Church.

"Marriage" on the other hand, has no such connotation. For folks all aflutter that churches - any churches - will be "forced" to gay marry same-sex couples, try having your local Catholic Church solemnize a wedding between two non-Catholics. Not gonna happen. Even if marriage equality becomes the law of the land, Catholic Churches will not recognize same sex matrimony until Church dogma changes.