Denver Newsroom, Sep 23, 2022 / 14:00 pm
The bishop of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, José Ignacio Munilla, reminded the Belgian bishops that the blessing of gay unions goes against the teaching of the Catholic Church.
“It’s not that the Church doesn’t love. It’s that she has no authority to do such a thing," he cautioned.
The prelate underscored in his Sixth Continent program on Radio Maria in Spain that the Belgian bishops’ prayers for the blessing of gay unions are “clearly not compatible” with the declaration of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on this issue that was published March 15, 2021.
Munilla stressed that this incompatibility is manifest “no matter how much they’ve tried to force (the meaning of) words to the maximum," calling the Belgian bishops' initiative a “moment for prayer.”