Episode 15

Published on:

4th Feb 2024

Did Pope Francis Approve Same-Sex Blessings? | A Response to Fiducia Supplicans | Ep. #15

In this episode, we unpack the bombshell declaration from the Vatican, Fiducia Supplicans. We respond to Pope Francis approving blessings for same sex ‘couples’ and analyze the impact to faithful Catholics and non-Catholics alike. We also offer advice and encouragement for concerned Christians moving forward.



00:00 – Introduction

06:45 – The nature of blessings

13:00 – “Blessings” for same-sex “couples”

15:40 – Whether or not same-sex “blessings” are liturgical

17:50 – Parallels with the Anglican Communion

22:20 – Orthodoxy and orthopraxy

24:25 – Analyzing the fallout

34:25 – Impact to faithful Catholics

45:25 – Impact to the Anglican Ordinariate

48:54 – Impact to non-Catholic Christians and evangelism

54:50 – Advice for concerned Christians

01:03:50 – Being courageous in the face of opposition

01:07:05 – Conclusion


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The Rev. Nathan Stomberg

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector and President of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. Nathan is a loving husband to his wife, holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, works full-time as a Project Manager, is an avid distance runner, and enjoys writing about current events through the lens of a Christian worldview.