By now, you’ve likely seen all of the news stories reporting on the controversial words of Pope Francis in the newly released documentary Francesco.
Here’s what the Catholic Church 100% agrees with.
“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it.” – Pope Francis in Francesco
What Pope Francis said after that is where the teachings of the Catholic Church differ from the Pope’s opinion.
“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered.” – Pope Francis in Francesco
How do we as Catholics deal with this? Can a Pope be wrong? How should a Catholic respond to these words of the Holy Father? Why can’t we support the Pope’s opinion on this? How did the Church and society get to this point?
Take a listen to Fr. George’s homily for more in-depth thoughts about these words of Pope Francis, what our response should be, and why the Catholic Church holds this stance on homosexual civil unions.
The Church’s Response To Homosexual Civil Unions And The Words Of Pope Francis
More Resources The Catholic Church Teaching On Homosexual Unions
Prayer For The Pope
V. Let us pray for Pope Francis, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Psalm 40:3]
Say the Our Father and the Hail Mary.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Pope Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen