Rorate Caeli

In the nation of the Diocese of Rome



From the Italian Prime Minister's Office, the bill for the new Civil Unions (acronym: DICO):

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers [the Prime Minister's Office] informs:

The Council of Ministers [the Cabinet] met today [Feb. 08] at 1730 at Chigi Palace, under the Presidency of the President of the Council, Romano Prodi.

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The Council examined and approved, at the proposition of the Minister for Rights and Equal Opportunity, Barbara Pollastrini, and of the Minister for Family Policies, Rosy Bindi, a bill on the subject of rights and duties for stably living couples (DICO). The measure aims to protect the weaker parties of the couple, thus overcoming disparities and inequalities among citizens.

In obedience to articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution [of the Italian Republic, on human rights and equal rights], the bill clarifies and details the rights and duties of persons, including those of the same sex, who have given life to [dato vita: established] stable cohabitations, linked by bonds of affection, solidarity, or mutual assistance; therefore, the sole limitations refer to the existence of marital bonds, kinship (of a direct kind), kinship by marriage, adoptions, and similar [situations].

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Some rights --such as assistance in case of disease..., possibility of decision making in matters of medical assistance or in case of death... -- are to be immediately enjoyed; other rights -- the possibility of legitimate inheritance... -- are instead linked to a minimal period [of relationship]... .

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The communiqué also mentions that these civil unions do not violate Article 29 of the Italian Constitution (on marriage) and do not establish a "para-matrimonial" status. The bill now goes to Parliament.

10 comments:

Justin said...

Just another symptom of the absolute nihilism which pervades all of Europe. With the spread of the European Union, moreover, you will see more and more nations falling to the Culture of Death the world over. I lived in Italy for three years and I have seen first-hand the depravity that is rampant throughout that country its immediate neighbors. Santo cielo!

Simon-Peter said...

This must be what Sandro Magister had in mind when he said today:

"But it’s quite a stretch to conclude from this that the Christian faith is not “lively and rooted in the people” in Italy."

Me and Sandro:

http://simon-peter-says.blogspot.com/

"Lively & Rooted".

Timing is everything.

Rigas Fereos said...

Unfortunately we are not so strong and so sure of our opinions to declare a crusade agaisnt those stupid and satanic politicians! I saw yesterday night how the two ministers didn't know nothing of their own law! They use their glasses just to read a law that someone other prepared for them! And they also said "this is a first step to break a wall!" and also "more right and more love among our society". This isn't an effect of the declinign faith of our nation but the aim of some satanas that live and rejoice in our nation! In the Hell for ever.....Lucifer is conquering Christian Europe! May be absurdely that our hopes are in Muslim people!

William said...

A muslim Europe is going to hell just as surely as a pagan, atheistic Europe. I can't say that out of the choice of a dictatorship of atheistic free-love types or an islamic caliphate, that I'd rather have one over the other. Christianity would be suppressed in either.

Janice said...

Another victory for relativism, multiculturalism, and tolerance. Christianity IS going to be reduced to small communities of convinced believers. It's already here. We're living it.

With Peter said...

Do not resign yourselves, pray for the failure of this law. All is not lost, grace can erupt just as fast as sin can destroy. I know that people on this website often engage in a pessimism borne of many disappointments, but this is the time for prayer and hope.

Janice said...

It might be time for Benedict XVI to revisit the Lateran Treaty and perhaps end the "special relationship" that exists with Italy.

gregorius minor said...

And do NOT expect the Italian bishops to do a bloody thing about it. Hands will be rung, lip service will be paid to "family" and "marriage", and Rosy Bindi will continue to present herself for Communion and receive it.

Simon-Peter said...

Is Rosy Bindi gay?

http://www.rosybindi.it/

Rigas Fereos said...

Sure...Rosy is lesbian! But this isn't the problem! The problem is the she is the Minister for Family and she prepares a law for homosexuals! And also that when a MoP of the Right Party Alleanza Nazionale said openly in last June that she is lesbian he was obliged to resign! A very strong democracy for the rights of sexual behaviours!!!!