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Ep. 18 - Did Pope Francis Allow Priests to Bless Same-Sex Couples? | w/ Sean Maddigan
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Ep. 18 - Did Pope Francis Allow Priests to Bless Same-Sex Couples? | w/ Sean Maddigan

What's the deal with Fiducia Supplicans?
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In this video, my friend and colleague Sean Maddigan and I dive into the recent document released by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, addressing the misconceptions surrounding its content. There has been a lot of confusion and misquoting regarding whether Catholic priests are now allowed to bless same-sex couples.

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