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Philadelphia Archbishop: Catholic Clergy Can’t Bless Same-Sex Unions

“[T]here is no truth, no real mercy, and no authentic compassion, in blessing a course of action that leads persons away from God,” Archbishop Charles Chaput wrote in a column for Catholic Philly, responding to suggestions in Germany that the Catholic Church could bless same-sex unions. “This in no way is a rejection of the persons seeking such a blessing, but rather a refusal to ignore what we know to be true about the nature of marriage, the family, and the dignity of human sexuality.“

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