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BISHOP MCMANUS STATEMENT ON BLESSING SAME SEX COUPLES

Bishop McManus

Statement from Bishop Robert McManus on Blessing Ireegular Marriages or Same Sex Unions“Fiducia supplicans, issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith and approved by Pope Francis, has reaffirmed that the Church does not have the power to impart a liturgical blessing on irregular or same-sex couples or to bless their union. It can, however, […]

CARDINAL O’MALLEY STATEMENT ON FIDUCIA SUPPLICANS

Cardinal O'Malley

“We thank the Holy Father for his love and care of all the people in the flock. We caution and make clear that the Holy Father has not endorsed gay marriage, but has recognized all Catholics, including those whose unions are not recognized by the Church, as equally in need of God’s grace and love. […]