Could the Church Ever Bless Same-Sex Unions

Could the Church Ever Bless Same-Sex Unions


The Catholic Church would never approve or in any way support same-sex “marriages”, nor could any Catholic priest validly wed or bless such a couple. It does not matter of these have had any civil ceremony of some sort, the Church stand will not change about this matter.

The Church believes that for a marriage to be valid, it needs to be freely entered but by one man and one woman. If you need more on this matter, please see Catholic Answer’s coverage on the matter. Follow this topic and read more.


Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

CCC 2357-59

 why the Church won’t change its teaching on this matter.

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