Prominently pro-LGBT Father James Martin, SJ has become the first American cleric to publicly announce that he will offer blessings to same-sex couples, writing just minutes after the publication of Pope Francis’ document approving such blessings.
“Along with many priests, I will now be delighted to bless my friends in same-sex unions,” wrote Fr. Martin in a jubilant post on social media following the newly issued document from Pope Francis and Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández.
The Vatican's new declaration "Fiducia supplicans" is major step forward in the church's ministry to LGBTQ people and recognizes the deep desire in many Catholic same-sex couples for God's presence in their loving relationships. It is also a marked shift from…
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) December 18, 2023
Martin praised the text as a “major step forward in the church’s ministry to LGBTQ people and recognizes the deep desire in many Catholic same-sex couples for God’s presence in their loving relationships.”
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