Saturday, June 24, 2017

Illinois Bishop Decrees: No Communion and No Funeral Rites for Same-Sex Couples

Bravo to the Bishop for standing up for the teachings of the faith! 
Religious liberty is protected un the Constitution.   That same liberty allows for Liberal churches to accommodate LBGT community.  But, it's the LBGT activists that like to bullying churches that don't bow down to them.       

CNS News reports before LGBT Pride celebrations begin in Chicago this weekend, Bishop of Springfield Thomas Paprocki issued a formal decree calling on all members of the Catholic faith to enforce the Church’s longstanding policies on the issue of homosexuality.

These policies include no same-sex marriages, no Communion for people in a same-sex union, and no funeral rites for unrepentant homosexuals, among other teachings.

“Jesus Christ himself affirmed the privileged place of marriage in human and Christian society by raising it to the dignity of a sacrament,” stated the Bishop in his decree. “Consequently, the Church has not only the authority, but the serious obligation, to affirm its authentic teaching on marriage and to preserve and foster the sacred value of the married state…”

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