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BISHOP MCMANUS STATEMENT ON BLESSING SAME SEX COUPLES

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, offer a type of blessing that can be conferred on anyone to invoke God’s help and mercy in their lives if the individuals seek to be guided by a greater understanding of God’s plan for love and truth. These blessings are offered for the people themselves, not their union.”