Defying the Vatican, ministers in St. Augustin Catholic church in Wurzburg, Germany, held a "blessings service" for homosexual unions and other couples on Monday, May 10th. (photo: Gerhrig / CNA Deutch)
Fr. Valdemar explained that “persons can always be blessed, even if they are sinners, but that which is in itself a serious sin and offensive to God, such as homosexual acts, cannot be blessed.”
By Walter Sanchez , EWTN News, May
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Fr. Hugo Valdemar, canon penitentiary of the Archdiocese of Mexico, said that the blessing that priests and pastoral workers gave May 10 to homosexual couples in Germany “is a truly sacrilegious act” and a “diabolical act of pride and immorality.”
The blessing of homosexual couples in Germany “is not only an act of indiscipline and rebellion against the pope and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), it is a truly sacrilegious act,” said Fr. Valdemar.
Priests and pastoral workers of the Church in Germany blessed homosexual couples in a May 10 event called “Love Wins,” held in more than 100 locations throughout the country with the support of several bishops, including the president of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg. …