|Two of Germany's movers and shakers. That's Mutti on the|
left and Cardinal Reinhard Marx on the right
|Munich's Frauenkirche, cathedral church of the diocese|
of Munich and Freising - and one of Munich's major
Marx was given an opportunity to answer that question about whether the church could bless gay couples with a clear yes. He could still harbor the thought that these people are living in sin but see the grace of God extended to all believers, sinners and folk of the straight-and-narrow alike, as well as everybody in between. Are sinners (if that's what they are) not worthy of blessings? But he chose instead to remain in the good standing with his authoritarian bosses instead of joining with the large-tent contingent. Fine. The Catholic Church in Germany has a long history of enabling authoritarians - I don't need to mention names. Marx will go down in history as just another one.