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Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew Speaks Out Strongly! No to Homosexual 'Marriage' Comments

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed in unequivocal terms that the Orthodox Church cannot sanction same-sex marriage. This is bound to make some of the Orthodox Progressives squirm because there is no room for doubt, no artificial distinction between Church and society where the moral teaching applies to the former but not the latter, where there is a different ontology implied for those within the Church and those outside of her. Continue Reading

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  1. abey
    1 year ago

    Go Orthodox go, the clear sign unto a faithful future to His kingdom on Earth, where there is neither Ambiguity nor Obsession but Faith defined.

  2. Trinbagonian
    1 year ago

    Beautiful language! Thanks Catholic Online.

  3. Clinton C. Somerton
    1 year ago

    Thanks be to God for such a strong, apostolic, and prophetic voice in the midst of the moral confusion of the world! Patriarch Bartholomew speaks with wonderful clarity, without vilifying anyone. He courageously points to a form of behaviour that undermines the nature of man and then calls on all persons -- regardless of the sexual inclinations they may experience -- to recognize the profound falsehood behind homosexualized self-images and the damage they cause to individuals, families, and society.

    I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to direct our dear Pope Francis as he fights against the culture of death in all its manifestations -- heterosexual abuses, homosexualism, abortion, child abuse, euthanasia, war, economic exploitation, etc. -- and that this good fight will lead to a reunion of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church as our Lord envisions it to be.

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