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Bishop Authorizes Blessing for Gay Couple After Civil Ceremony

Updated: 6 days ago

Activist homosexual duo to tie knot on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

An Italian bishop has authorized the blessing of an activist homosexual couple who are "very committed to the LGBTQIA+ community," and have expressed their intention to adopt a child after their civil union is blessed. 

Bishop Andrea Anreozzi of the diocese of Fano Fossombrone Cagli Pergola has delegated Fr. Giuseppe Cavoli to offer the blessing to same-sex couple Hector Pautasso (34) and Filippo Sanchi (37) after their civil union ceremony on September 14, 2024, Italian media reported on Monday.  

Father Cavoli, who heads the diocese's LGBTQAI+ pastoral care unit, will perform the rite in the Cartoceto council chamber, in the province of Pesaro e Urbino in the Italian region of Marche on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

The homosexual couple will not be able to "marry" since Italian law does not permit homosexual "marriage," but they will have their union approved by Giuliana Ceccarelli, former municipal councilor of Pesaro and a friend of Pautasso's mother. 

Both Pautasso and Sanchi are campaigners for LGBTQIA+ rights and participated in the meeting on "homolesbobitransphobia" in Fano on May 17 and in the Marche Pride in Ancona on June 22, local newspaper Il Resto del Carlino reported. 

"The event in Fano was something historic," says Filippo, "because for the first time there was also a priest, our friend and diocesan representative for the LGBTQIA+ pastoral care Fr. Giuseppe Cavoli."

"For us it is important to work for the community and succeed in obtaining equal rights, starting with equal marriage and adoption by homo-parental families," he stresses. "It is absurd that here in Italy if I adopt a child this does not also become the child of the person with whom I am civilly united."

"An absurdity that makes me suffer a lot," Pautasso laments, "because we would also like to make a gesture of love like that of my mother and father with me, adopting a child who is in difficult conditions, but at the moment the law prevents us both from becoming parents."

The couple say they have invited over 200 relatives and friends to their civil ceremony, after which, at the Locanda la Cerasa restaurant, "there will be a moment that is important and beautiful for us: the religious blessing of the couple that Fr. Giuseppe Cavoli will impart to us, authorized by Bp. Andrea." 

"Just thinking about it makes us emotional," he adds.  

"Basing itself on sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered," the Catechism of the Catholic Church categorically declares. 

However, in December 2023 Pope Francis permitted the informal and non-liturgical blessings of same-sex couples in his declaration Fiducia supplicans. Although Italian law prohibits the official adoption of children, Pope Francis' synodal process is routinely promoting LGBTQ+ propaganda on its official website, even commending homosexuals who adopt babies as "pro-life" witnesses.   

In May 2023, the Vatican's General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops published three "testimonies of homosexual couples," hailing them as stories of "a sexuality that gives life." 

Editor Thierry Bonaventura said the May 7 edition of the synodal newsletter was dedicated to welcoming LGBTQ communities on their own synodal journey, and explained how the Church's hospitality rested on "the logic of a grace-filled freedom" unafraid of "diversity."

The Vatican said that the testimonies were collected by Noelle Therese Thompson, synod leader of the Immaculate Conception parish in Hendersonville, North Carolina, during synod conversations with same-sex couples in person and online.

In the first story, a woman who is driving to an abortion mill stops at a red light to find an advertisement on Facebook for a baby. The appeal is from fellow-parishioner "Karl" — a homosexual who is living with his male partner. 

"Why can't someone just give us a baby?" asks Karl in his Facebook ad. The woman contacts Karl who shares his frustration "because he wanted so much to have a child, but his marriage had not been blessed and all avenues had been explored and blocked."

The second testimony commends homosexual couple "Nick" and "Josh" from the diocese of Charlotte, who moved to Canada after they were "offended" by members of their local Catholic parish.

The same-sex couple were "married" in Canada and after 15 years of marriage adopted local teenagers with mental disabilities because "they wanted their sexuality to be truly life-giving," the synod's website trumpets, explaining how the couple are fulfilling "God's call."

In the third story, "Matthew," a popular teacher at a Catholic high school in the United States, marries his male partner in secret to keep his job. The same-sex couple make a "pro-life" decision to adopt children from poor countries and save them from extreme poverty. 

In 2016, researchers Robert Oscar Lopez and Brittany Klein published an authoritative study drawing on the testimonies of children adopted by homosexual couples. Titled Jephthah’' Children: The Innocent Casualties of Same-Sex Parenting, the book warned of gay adoption as "systematic child abuse."

Lopez, who was homosexual and is now married to a woman, narrates his upbringing by two lesbians and concludes: Children adopted by gay couples are raised in a culture that is "highly specific and fraught with problems," where "adults have higher rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, sexual assault, and suicidal ideation."

Klein, who was also brought up by a lesbian couple, laments the surrogate slave trade: "This is not about what goes on between two adults. This is a whole country becoming complicit in making women breeder livestock to meet the whims of a group of men and then denying children created as saleable goods the basic right to a mother and father." 

"A child deserves a mother and a father. This is a basic human right. Parenthood is not a right ... No homophobia in the world even competes with this socially accepted dehumanization of children," she concludes.

Dr. Jules Gomes, (BA, BD, MTh, PhD), has a doctorate in biblical studies from the University of Cambridge. Currently a Vatican-accredited journalist based in Rome, he is the author of five books and several academic articles. Gomes lectured at Catholic and Protestant seminaries and universities and was canon theologian and artistic director at Liverpool Cathedral.

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