Vatican confirms that Church can bless homosexual people

Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) clearly declared that the Church can give blessings to individual persons with homosexual inclinations. Homosexuality is not a sin. This declaration is a message of hope. It differentiates the Catholic church clearly from religious organizations who propagate that homosexuality is a sin.

Yes, I didn’t quote the whole sentence. The Church –of course– can never give blessings to any individual person who does not “manifest the will to live in fidelity to the revealed plans of God as proposed by Church teaching”. This condition applies to every person, whatever their inclinations.

The statement came as a side effect of the response to another question, which was “Does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?” The answer to that question was negative. A positive answer would indeed have been a revolution. And according to the CDF, humanity is not yet ready for that revolution. I am not sure whether I agree with their answer, but I acknowledge that they had more time than me to think about it.

When I read certain reactions in public media, then LGBT activists remind me the ten-year-old girl in the following dialogue:

  • Girl: Please, turn our house by 90 degrees!

  • Father: Are you kidding? Why?

  • Girl: Because I need the sunshine into our living room in the morning. And it would make life so much easier because the entrance door would be more close to the street…

  • Father: Yes, the entrance door would be more close to the street… but you you can’t turn a house by 90 degrees. This is nonsense.

  • Girl: It’s no nonsense! To me it makes perfect sense!

  • Father: Shut up!

  • Girl: You don’t love me!