What did Reuters release on the eve of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe?

What did Reuters release on the eve of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe?

Mexico’s senior Catholic leader backs civil unions for gay couples

The Mexican Catholic Church’s highest-ranking bishop agrees with recent comments by Pope Francis in support of legal protections offered by civil unions for gay couples, the prelate told Reuters, stressing that no family member should ever be rejected.


Cardinal Carlos Aguiar, archbishop of Mexico City, said in an interview that he backs the pope’s comments from a documentary that premiered in October and used previously unseen footage from an interview he gave to Mexican broadcaster Televisa. The comments marked the first time a sitting pope had advocated any legal protections for gay couples.

“I completely agree,” said Aguiar, a long-time ally of Pope Francis, who spoke ahead of Saturday’s feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, one of the Mexican Church’s most important annual celebrations.

In the documentary, entitled “Francesco,” the pope says, “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family, they are children of god,” and “what we have to have is a civil union law, that way they are legally covered.”

The pope’s comments did not signal any change in church doctrine on homosexuality or support for same-sex marriage, which the Vatican emphasized after the remarks made headlines across the globe.

But Francis’ more open and inclusive tone has marked a sharp contrast with his more conservative predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.


What a load of Schumer! Notice the dig at Benedict? Go ahead and find something harsh that Benedict said about these people.

Back in October, it was reported that Francis said in an interview that he supported same-sex civil unions.  Yes.  He really thinks that.

That was extremely imprudent.  I wrote that it didn’t change the Church’s teachings, but it is open to misinterpretation and it could lead to scandal about the issue of homosexual acts.

And now this guy in Mexico says this.

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  1. Andrew says:

    Non facit ecclesiastica dignitas Christianum. (S. Hieronymus; Ep. 14: Ad Heliodorum Monachum)

    It is not the ecclesiastical rank that makes one a Christian.

  2. Jim Dorchak says:

    So the question that I have is When and What can the Pope say that we must follow or believe?
    For years now it seems that the Holy Fathers words are constantly being explained to mean something that any rational person can see is not what he meant or said.
    At this point I no longer believe anything our One and Only Holy Pope says…. if I do some Vatican cardinal will explain it to mean the exact opposite and tomorrow another cardinal will explain it totally different.
    It is easiest and likely best for my soul and those in my charge to not listen to any of them including the Pope.

  3. Midwest St. Michael says:

    Thank you for that, Mr. Dorchak.

  4. L. says:

    I was watching the movie “The Bishop’s Wife” recently. It’s about an angel (played by Cary Grant) who answers a prayer by a married Episcopalian Bishop (played by David Niven). I commented to some family members, “Here’s how you know the Bishop isn’t Catholic. The old money-bag lady in the movie from whom the Bishop wants money to build a cathedral says to the Bishop, “You give me the impression of being confused, indecisive and ineffectual. That is not the kind of leadership we expect of our bishop!”

    That is exactly the kind of leadership Catholics expect of their bishops

  5. Grabski says:

    I thank God daily that He has protected Benedict for us

  6. Mr. Dorchak, I totally agree with you. This pope Francis talks out of both sides of his mouth. I totally respect the Office of the Pope, but I don’t respect the office holder at this point. I just pray for him to be knocked off his high horse and go blind for three days or maybe more so God can have a chit chat with him.

  7. tho says:

    In the future a Vatican historian will call this the Age of Confusion. Wait a minute, I meant the Spirit of Vatican II. Oh the heck with it, I am confused.

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