“The statement that the Church ‘cannot bless sin’ is seen as targeting or treating same sex couples in a way that others are not targeted or treated in the Church. Many have found this deeply offensive. As a result some feel they are not welcome and have no place in the Catholic Church. There is a great sadness in this as no one should feel that they are not welcome in the Church, which is the …More
“The statement that the Church ‘cannot bless sin’ is seen as targeting or treating same sex couples in a way that others are not targeted or treated in the Church. Many have found this deeply offensive. As a result some feel they are not welcome and have no place in the Catholic Church. There is a great sadness in this as no one should feel that they are not welcome in the Church, which is the Body of Christ. Further to this, so many people in same sex relationships have enriched the life of the Church and continue to do so in parishes across the world.”
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Reflection by Bishop Paul Dempsey to mark Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris Laetitia Family Year’

26. Mar, 2021 On 19 March 2021, the Feast of Saint Joseph, the Church celebrated five years since the publication of the papal exhortation Amoris …
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The Bishop really should check his premises. This doesn't target "same sex" couples. The Church won't "bless" hetero couples living in sin, either.

"Many have found this deeply offensive."

Too bad.

"As a result some feel they are not welcome and have no place in the Catholic Church."

They are welcome, their sinful lifestyle is not.

"There is a great sadness in this as no one should feel that…More
The Bishop really should check his premises. This doesn't target "same sex" couples. The Church won't "bless" hetero couples living in sin, either.

"Many have found this deeply offensive."

Too bad.

"As a result some feel they are not welcome and have no place in the Catholic Church."

They are welcome, their sinful lifestyle is not.

"There is a great sadness in this as no one should feel that they are not welcome in the Church, which is the Body of Christ."

True, no one should. But no one should require the Church to change its teachings to pander to their feelings, either.
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Clearly this bishop is unfamiliar with the teaching of St Paul or the apostolic Fathers. St Polycarp (beginning of second century) writing to the Philippians states: Similarly the younger men must be blameless in all things; they should be concerned about purity above all, reining themselves away from all evil. For it is good to be cut off from sinful desires in the world, because every sinful …More
Clearly this bishop is unfamiliar with the teaching of St Paul or the apostolic Fathers. St Polycarp (beginning of second century) writing to the Philippians states: Similarly the younger men must be blameless in all things; they should be concerned about purity above all, reining themselves away from all evil. For it is good to be cut off from sinful desires in the world, because every sinful desire wages war against the spirit, and neither fornicators nor men who have sex with men (arsenokoitai) (whether as the active or passive partner) will inherit the kingdom of God, nor will those who do perverse things. Therefore one must keep away from all these things and be obedient to the presbyters and deacons as to God and Christ. The young women must maintain a pure and blameless conscience.. (Phil. 5: 3.)