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No Surprise: Schönborn Wants To Bless Homosexual-Liaisons

Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schönborn is “not happy” about the Vatican’s assessment that homosex blessings may not be imparted (Erzdioezese-Wien.at, March 24).

Homosexual and adulterous liaisons may be "blessed," he protested: “If the request for the blessing is honest and really the request for God's blessing for a life path that two people in whatever [sinful] situation are trying to walk, then they will not be denied this [sin-]blessing.”

As a bishop, he tells homosexuals that “you have not realised the whole ideal but it's important that you live your [sinful] way on the basis of human virtues, without which there is no successful partnership. And that deserves a blessing."

Schönborn has a long history of homosex apology. All his career consisted in playing "conservative" or "liberal" according to personal convenience.

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Mark Brumley: An employee embezzles thousands of dollars from his employer. The employee spends it on a new, monstrous flat screen TV, a new cell phone, and similar items. And he does a few neighborly things with the money too.
One way to describe what he has done is to say his approach to his employer's money is "less than ideal". He hasn't quite achieved the gospel ideal of not stealing. No doubt …More
Mark Brumley: An employee embezzles thousands of dollars from his employer. The employee spends it on a new, monstrous flat screen TV, a new cell phone, and similar items. And he does a few neighborly things with the money too.
One way to describe what he has done is to say his approach to his employer's money is "less than ideal". He hasn't quite achieved the gospel ideal of not stealing. No doubt, his is a better approximation of the gospel than some other people's. And his employer, being able to afford to the loss, is not as bad off as would be an employer struggling to keep the business going.
One can also say that there are, almost certainly, positive values associated with the employee's act of embezzling. For example, he may not have embezzled as much as he *could* have. So he exercised restraint, which might be a step toward temperance. Also, having more cash in his bank account allows him more readily and easily to help a friend pay for some much-needed automotive work. So there is the positive element of an act of other-regard, to which the embezzled money contributes.
With all the good things involved and only a few bad things, why the fellow can probably just keep the whole business to himself, next time he goes to confession. Right?
Also, because someone who embezzles might be offended by a homily on the Seventh Commandment, or even a reference to it in passing if embezzlement is mentioned, a pastor would probably do well to be, well, pastoral, and not mention such a thing. Beside, there may be other people in the congregation who would be hurt as well.
Advocata
"A mother will not refuse a blessing," the cardinal said.