Blessing or a Curse?

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the news of the Flemish bishops’ document allowing for a blessing of same-sex relationships.

“Of course, the Church’s fundamental objection to homosexual unions is not that they ‘look like marriage’ (that objection is secondary); it is precisely that such unions are premised on sexual acts outside of marriage. And sexual acts outside of marriage are objectively wrong. For everyone.

“And that, it seems, is the sticking point. The only way to make any sense of the Belgian bishops’ position is to hold – as they suggest that they do – that sexual unions outside of marriage (homosexual or otherwise), while not marriages, constitute some other neutral or even positive good.”

Read the whole column.