The Pope just labeled Catholic priests and officials as hypocrites for not supporting this leftist cause

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Historically speaking, the Vatican has been a politically neutral group.

But it’s beginning to shift under Pope Francis.

And the Pope just labeled Catholic priests and officials as hypocrites for not supporting this leftist cause.

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family…”

In December, the Vatican issued a declaration known as Fiducia Supplicans that was meant to give instructions to Roman Catholic priests on how to approach same-sex couples. 

The document was explicit in saying that they should bless anyone who is faithful and seeks the blessing of the Catholic Church.

In a statement issued by the Church, they emphasized the importance of “blessing couples in irregular situations without validating their status or changing in any way the Church’s perennial teaching on marriage.” 

According to the Vatican, Fiducia Supplicans was meant as a “tribute to the faithful People of God, who worship the Lord [and] constantly come to seek a blessing from Mother Church.”

This follows an appearance by Pope Francis in an Italian documentary produced in 2020 where he seemed to show support for same-sex couples.

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family,” he said.

Now Catholic clergy are pushing back on the culture that the Pope has brought to the Church.

“What is actually being proposed is a different doctrine…”

Earlier this month, Catholic pastors, scholars, professors, and doctors wrote a letter to Cardinals and Bishops seeking to stop the implementation of Fiducia Supplicans. 

The clergy insisted that Catholic leadership resist the order to apply the declaration in their dioceses and asked Francis to reconsider the demand.

The letter claimed that the move by the Vatican “effectively attempts to introduce a separation between doctrine and liturgy on the one hand, and pastoral practice on the other.” 

The authors of the letter said that “if pastoral care performs something that does not correspond to the doctrine, what is actually being proposed is a different doctrine.”

“It is definitely not justifiable, especially for a cardinal or bishop, to remain silent, since the scandal that has already occurred is serious and public, and if it is not stopped, it is bound to be more amplified,” they said.

The Pope was not happy with this letter and now he’s making his feelings known.

These clergy who push back on the pope are committing “the gravest sin”

In an interview with the Italian magazine Credere, the Pope responded to his critics by saying that “I do not bless a ‘homosexual marriage’; I bless two people who love each other, and I also ask them to pray for me.”

“Always in confessions, when these situations arrive—homosexual people, remarried people—I always pray and bless. The blessing is not to be denied to anyone,” he said.

The Pope emphasized that by “anyone” he means “those who are capable of receiving baptism.” 

The Catholic leader went on to explain that those who oppose Fiducia Supplicans are participating in “the gravest sin” by attempting to “disguise themselves with a more ‘angelic’ appearance.”

The Pope said it was “hypocrisy” to consider blessing an “entrepreneur who perhaps exploits people” while refusing to give a blessing to a homosexual. 

This response likely won’t quell the rebellion within his ranks and may even lead to more resistance by those opposing this instruction.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.