There’s no covert (or overt) network of gay priests in the Vatican, as has been alleged by no less than Pope Francis and his immediate predecessor, says a priest recently fired after coming out as gay and partnered. “I met homosexual priests, often isolated like me... Show More Summary
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Tensions already roiling a high-level Vatican summit spilled into the open on Monday (Oct. 12) with the publication of a letter allegedly sent to Pope Francis from 13 conservative cardinals — including Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York — warning of plots by progressives to hijack the proceedings. Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A gathering of world Roman Catholic bishops was thrown into confusion on Monday with the leak of a letter from conservative cardinals to Pope Francis bitterly complaining that the meeting was stacked against them.
Earlier on Saturday late afternoon, in one of the rare sessions with open speaking for one hour, for the first time the two sides on marriage clashed within 10 minutes. One bishop stated that it is the smell of the devil even to discuss any changes on how to adapt the Catholic teaching on marriage to difficult situations.
The Pope started the day spontaneously, even before the morning prayer, by remembering the Christians in the Middle East, those who are martyred and those who have fled and those who have stayed.
Cardinal George Pell, Prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, has just issued a statement saying there is ‘no… The post Cardinal Pell: ‘no possibility’ of liberals getting their way on Communion for divorced and remarried appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican has opened its own homeless shelter that can host up to 34 men a night just steps from St. Peter's Square. Pope Francis' chief charity guru, Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, inaugurated the shelter Oct. 7 by celebrating Mass for the first guests and volunteers. Show More Summary
France is dropping its bid to appoint a gay man as ambassador to the Vatican after a nine-month battle with the Catholic Church. French President François Hollande hoped Laurent Stefanini (right) would serve as France’s official representative… The post France Abandons Bid To Appoint Openly Gay Man as Ambassador to the Vatican appeared first on Towleroad.
French officials are choosing to send no one to the Vatican represent France, rather than try to convince the Holy See to accept a gay Catholic diplomat as its ambassador, following an impasse that began earlier this year, according to reports in the French news media cited by U.K. Show More Summary
On a wall of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace is The School of Athens, a fresco painted by Raphael between 1509 and 1511. It is, in a sense, the faculty photograph of a fictive philosophy department: a dream team of ancient thinkers arrayed on the steps of an abstract classical structure. Show More Summary
Father Nicholas Gregoris was told to leave the Vatican press office today 'immediately' after covering Vatican events for over 15 years.
Krzysztof Charamsa, the Catholic priest who last week came out and was subsequently fired by Pope Francis, has denied the existence of a gay lobby in the church. RELATED: Pope Francis Says ‘Gay Lobby’ Exists Within Vatican In an interview… The post Fired Gay Catholic Priest Denies Existence of Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’ appeared first on Towleroad.
The logic of the Catholic Church rules out many techniques used to help infertile couples.
In an op-ed in The Advocate today, HRC Foundation’s Director of Latina/o and Catholic Initiatives Lisbeth Melendez Rivera wrote about her experience traveling to Rome for the Vatican’s Synod of the Family.
(RNS) The most controversial proposal floated so far at the high-level, high-stakes Vatican summit on church teachings on the family had nothing to do with gays or divorce, but instead ordaining women — not as priests, but as deacons. Still, even that suggestion — made by a Canadian archbishop on Tuesday (Oct. Show More Summary
We have formed 13 groups that will be the heart of the Synod. They are constituted according to the 5 official languages of the Synod. There are several groups of 20 discussing in English, French and Italian. There is one group in Spanish/Portugese and my group converses in German. The German is the only group that is a bit smaller with 15 members.
Fr. Rosica says the Church should 'embrace reality' in dealing with sinful situations.
The activist criticized African bishops' perceived silence on the criminalization of 'gay and lesbian people.'
Mike Huckabee has said that “elitist forces” in the Vatican have downplayed the meeting between Pope Francis and Kim Davis (right), and says the Pope should fire those who made him look like he wasn’t interested in the meeting, Right Wing Watch… The post Huckabee: The Pope Should Fire People for Making Him Look Uninterested in Kim Davis appeared first on Towleroad.