Jungerheld
I don't know... If someone says they are more concerned with offending God than fearing hell makes me think they're not really convinced what they are risking! I understand and agree that the hope is that we will move toward perfect contrition. But an act of perfect contrition seems to not be possible if we aren't convinced of the fires of hell. Deacon Nick follows up on the host's comment …More
I don't know... If someone says they are more concerned with offending God than fearing hell makes me think they're not really convinced what they are risking! I understand and agree that the hope is that we will move toward perfect contrition. But an act of perfect contrition seems to not be possible if we aren't convinced of the fires of hell. Deacon Nick follows up on the host's comment pretty extensively.
Ultraviolet
"Pope Francis's endorsement of homosexual civil unions" Vatican, with Pope Francis’ approval, says priests cannot bless same-sex couples

--"The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a statement in which it declares that “the church does not have, and cannot have, the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex.” It said Pope Francis “was informed and …More
"Pope Francis's endorsement of homosexual civil unions" Vatican, with Pope Francis’ approval, says priests cannot bless same-sex couples

--"The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a statement in which it declares that “the church does not have, and cannot have, the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex.” It said Pope Francis “was informed and gave his assent” to its publication."--