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Published on Monday, 29 March 2021
Same-sex unions absolutely rejected by the Holy Church
Since the start of life on Earth God created Adam and then created Eve. In this way, God defined marriage as incorporating "a man and a woman" or rather "a husband and a wife".

 

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org :

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated on Monday, March 15, that the Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions, for such blessings, therefore such 'union" cannot “be considered licit”.

 

The Holy See has further elucidated its firm and unwavering position on the issues relevant to the validity of marriage. This position was never violated nor invalidated because it is based on the non-variable teachings of the Holy Bible.

 

From this premise, it is not licit for priests to bless homosexual couples, who ask for some type of religious recognition of their union, and this kind of union is absolutely rejected. Marriage is one of the Church sacraments that enjoys divine blessings while serving as the basis to form sound and healthy societies. Any practice deviant from this is merely sinful that acquires divine wrath and leads to undermining the bases of viable societies.

 

This position is strongly corroborated by the first miracle performed by Lord Jesus Christ when he was at a wedding in Cana of Galilee in the company of His Mother, Blessed Mary. The Holy Bible states that "On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples," and during the wedding, Lord Jesus performed his first miracle by changing water into wine. (John 2:1-11)

 

Lord Jesus Christ's miracle serves as a firm endorsement of marriage between man and woman. This divine endorsement turned marriage into a sacrament that is divinely blessed.

 

In other words, marriage, as both a natural institution and a sacred union, is rooted in God’s plan for creation. The truth that marriage can only exist between man and woman is woven deeply into the human spirit. The Church’s teaching on marriage expresses a truth that has also been confirmed by divine Revelation in the Sacred Scripture.

 

Furthermore, since the start of life on Earth God created Adam and then created Eve. In this way, God defined marriage as incorporating "a man and a woman" or rather "a husband and a wife".

 

This has been the norm of life until today, which consequently enabled humans to multiply and to develop Earth by doing whatever possible to ensure betterment of life on this planet.

 

 

The natural structure of human sexuality makes man and woman complementary partners for expressing conjugal love and transmitting human life. This unique complementarily makes possible the conjugal bond that is the core of marriage.

 

It is to be admitted that a same-sex union contradicts the nature and purposes of marriage because it cannot achieve the natural purpose of union, that is, to cooperate with God to create a new life.

 

Furthermore, the marital union also provides the best conditions for raising children, namely as the stable, loving relationship of a mother and father can be present only in marriage.

 

The Holy Bible entrenches the concept of marriage between man and woman, as this is explicitly stated in Ephesians 5:25: "For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church. He gave up his life for her."

 

Furthermore, the Holy Bible states in Genesis 2:24: "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

 

In conclusion, a happy life starts by carefully following the teachings of the Lord as strictly mentioned in the Holy Bible, the Word of God.