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By Gerhard Ludwig Müller, First Things, 5 . 24 . 21
Gerhard Ludwig Müller is former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
On May 10, more than one hundred Catholic priests throughout Germany performed blessings for same-sex unions. This was a response to a February statement from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith restating that the Church could not bless such unions. This staging of pseudo-blessings of homosexually active male or female couples is, theologically speaking, blasphemy—a cynical contradiction of God’s holiness. St. Paul wrote to the church of Thessalonica that God wants nothing other than “your sanctification: that you abstain from unchastity; that each of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like heathen who do not know God” (1 Thess. 4: 3–5).
The legitimate and sacred place for the bodily union of man and woman is the natural or sacramental marriage of husband and wife. Any freely chosen sexual activity outside of marriage is a grave violation of God’s holy will (Heb. 13:4). The sin against chastity is still greater if the body of a person of the same sex is instrumentalized to stimulate sexual desire. “Every other sin which a man commits is outside the body; but the immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?” (1 Cor. 6:18). …