CNA Staff, Mar 22, 2021 / 12:00 pm
More than 200 professors of theology in the German-speaking world have signed a statement criticizing the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex couples.
The statement, drafted at the University of Münster, described the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) clarification as lacking “theological depth, hermeneutical understanding, and explanatory rigor.”
“If scientific findings are ignored and not received, as is the case in the document, the Magisterium undermines its own authority,” the professors said, according to CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner.
“The text is characterized by a paternalistic gesture of superiority and discriminates against homosexual people and their life plans.”