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Gay Catholics to be denied sacraments unless they ‘repent,’ Michigan diocese orders

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NBC News reports that the Diocese of Marquette, which encompasses Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, issued the guidance in July — although it only recently gained wider attention.The seven sacraments, including baptism, marriage, and receiving Communion, are used to express faith and channel the grace of God in Catholicism.But “persons with same-sex attraction” and “persons with gender dysphoria” will be expressly denied such holy rituals under the diocese’s guidance.

LGBTQ also can’t serve as witnesses for baptisms or confirmations.Instead, the diocese instructs priests to “lead” LGBTQ people “step‐by‐step closer to Jesus Christ in a manner that is consistent with the Church’s teaching.”In order to be consider “repented,” LGBTQ Catholics would.

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