Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From Fr Z’s blog:

Today – the 1st anniversary of when the demon idols of the hideous Pachamama were pitched into the Tiber River [HERE] – we learn that Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals.

He did so in an interview for documentary about him. (See the CNA report below).   The documentary was seen in Rome today.  It will be released for North America on Sunday … which, given the content seems a desecration of the Lord’s Day.

“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film, of his approach to pastoral care.

After those remarks, and in comments likely to spark controversy among Catholics, Pope Francis weighed in directly on the issue of civil unions for same-sex couples.

“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the pope said. “I stood up for that.”

He said it in the filmnot off camera as an aside, an off the cuff remark.

It’s one thing when some diocesan bishop in Argentina says something which flies directly in the face of the Church’s teaching.  It’s another when that diocesan bishop is in ROME.

Francis has, in the past, opined about this spiritually deadly proposition.  In 2014 he said something along these lines to Corriere della Sera.  In 2017 he is cited in a book called Politics and Society with a French sociologist Dominque Wolton.

And, in a seemingly affirmation that he really does think this possible, he says so in a video.

Creeping incrementalism, friends.   Step by step.  Brick from brick.  Acquiescence to adultery in Amoris.   Where does it end?   I think we are seeing where it ends.

First, it is quite simply horrifying that he, a Catholic, a Jesuit, a priest, a bishop, etc., would think that.

Second, it is quite simply horrifying that he, all of the above, would say that to someone else, anyone.

Third, it is quite simply horrifying that he would say it on camera, which means permanent record of this thoughts.

Fourth, it is quite simply horrifying that, on reflection and without doubt consultation on the content of the document, would permit that part to be left in documentary.

This will have dire consequences for the warp and weft of the Church.

Remember: an interview in a documentary is NOT a papal document or official teaching of the Church.   However, Francis has revealed his mind in a public way about same-sex unions.

The language of “rights” makes what he said extremely dangerous.

I try whenever reason permits to chalk stuff like this up to incompetence.  We should not immediately leap to imagine malice or purposely error, even heresy, as the first explanation if we can reasonably impute it to incompetence.   I want to say, “Okay, perhaps all these people around Francis are so amateurish that they quite simply screw up again and again and again and again and again.”

Francis gave an implicit endorsement of all that goes with active homosexuality including sodomy.  By putting this in terms of rights, the “right” to a family – whatever that means! – does he therefore also condone adoption of children by same-sex couples?  In vitro fertilization? Surrogate motherhood?


There is more need of REPARATION than ever before.

Something is seriously wrong and we have to – all of us – be prepared for the divisive consequences of this horrifying development.


It’s time for TRADITION.

Full bore TRADITION.

What are you guys waiting for?   Do you need MORE?!?

To you good lay people out there, entrust all of this to St. Joseph, Terror of Demons and Protector of the Church.   Joseph, most chaste.  Joseph, head of the Holy Family.

Tomorrow is the Feast of St. John Paul II.  Since 2013 we have seen a systematic attack and dismantling of the Wojtyla magisterium.  Ask him to intercede.  He would tell us – right now –


I say, be strong and determined.  These are evil times.   But WE are the team God assembled for these evil times.  From before the creation of the entire cosmos, He wanted all of us in place here and now.   Be confident in divine support of your vocation and many graces.

Be steadfast.

Holy Church is not greater than her Lord.  If Christ underwent His Passion, the Church must, too, undergo her passion.

This is, for us, the greatest honor God could offer to us in this vale of tears.

It’s time for TRADITION.

Full bore TRADITION.

And… this… as the Holy See issues an obvious Pachamama 10 Euro coin….

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6 Responses to Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

  1. Mary Salmond says:

    Thank you, Fr Z, for your straight forward words and unabashed courage and truth! We all want the straight truth, no flowery words

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  2. Louise Ingebrethsen says:

    I wonder if Fr. Z knows about the FACT that when Pope Benedict resigned he wrote his resignation in a way that does not REMOVE him as the pope. He and pope John Paul II knew that a future pope would be FORCED to resign and they both designed a resignation that would NOT LEGALLY (Canon Law) be considered a resignation. There is a big story about this on a website that I can’t remember right now, but can find out after doing a little digging.


  3. kathleen says:

    The furor this shocking news is causing in (mostly) Catholic Spain is tremendous. And nobody appears to be able to analyse this bombshell according to the perennial teaching of the Church to spot the scandalous error in his words! Unfortunately the majority of Spanish Catholics believe that what the Pope says is final, whether he’s speaking as from the Magisterium or ex cathedra, or just in an ordinary conversation.

    After over seven years under this supposed “Pope” called Francis, seven years of continuous blunders, errors and even heresies, one cannot even begin to imagine the number of souls this Marxist Jesuit has mislead and pointed along a path of grave sinfulness.

    Nine Ways of being Accessory to Another’s Sin:
    By counsel — talking one into sin.
    By command — telling one to sin.
    By consent — agreeing with the sin.
    By provocation — to pressure one into sin.
    By praise or flattery — congratulating the sin committed by others.
    By concealment — covering up the sin for another.
    By partaking — approving sin by assisting in it.
    By silence — by not speaking up against the sin whenever he is bound to do it.
    By defending of something evil — justifying somebody else’s evil.

    Oh Francis… who would want to be in your shoes on Judgement Day?


  4. Mary Salmond says:

    Yes Kathleen, that is my concern, their souls and the souls of many millions! Agree, that many confuse the ex cathedra from pastoral letter or encyclical.


  5. mmvc says:

    I couldn’t agree more, Kathleen and Mary. The distortions of Catholic teaching from the start of this pontificate and the resulting incremental shift in people’s understanding of that teaching is affecting not just the Catholic world…
    Through big media headlines, every scandalous papal pronouncement has the potential to plant its nefarious seeds into countless souls!
    As Fr Z so often reminds us: ‘offer prayers of reparation and penance!’


  6. mmvc says:

    Case in point:


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