Prelates and priests continue to add their voices to a chorus of dissent, vowing to bless same-sex couples despite the Vatican’s recent clarification that the Church cannot bless sin.
One of the first prelates in the United States to dissent was Abp. John Wester of Santa Fe.
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Lepanto Institute’s Michael Hichborn:
Archbishop Wester is the U.S. liaison to the heretical United States Association of Catholic Priests. (So to see him opposing this document from the CDF isn’t surprising at all.) Bear in mind, Abp. Wester was one of the signatories on the “God Is on Your Side” document in support of LGBT youth.
The statement Wester signed has been signed by other pro-LGBT prelates like Newark’s Cdl. Joseph Tobin, Lexington’s Bp. John Stowe and San Diego’s Bp. Robert McElroy.
In Europe, Bp. Johan Bonny of Antwerp emoted: “I feel ashamed for my Church.” Mainz bishop Peter Kohlgraf noted he was “bothered” by the Vatican’s position. Priests have also taken to the pulpit to voice their disobedience.
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