Key Synod Official Endorses Queer Blessings

A top cardinal who has a central role in the Synod has voiced his support for Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration allowing blessings for same-gender couples. Today’s post features that news and other developments related to the debate over blessings.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg endorsed the Vatican declaration and Pope Francis’ vision for it in an interview with L’essentiel. Asked about blessings for couples in “irregular” unions, the cardinal, who plays a critical role in the Synod on Synodality as Relator General, replied (via Google Translate):

“I am absolutely on the same line as the Pope. Would we refuse to bless a homosexual couple because they are ‘sinners’ and would we bless an entrepreneur who is going to invest against humanity? It’s hypocritical. The Pope considers himself a ‘sinner’ and so do I. The Pope does not like to condemn the sins of others without looking at his own. He adds: ‘Why only care about morality below the belt?’”

When asked if the church should consider evolving its teachings on moral issues, Hollerich answered, “Our changing times are phenomenal and the Church must be understood by people.”

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