Posts Tagged ‘Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith’

German “synodal way” pushes Catholic teaching

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
National Catholic Reporter

The German “Synodal Way,” conference has approved a draft document that appears to be at odds with Catholic teaching on sexual morality. Called “Living in Successful Relationships – Living Love in Sexuality and Partnership,” Vatican News says the draft document clearly rejects “conversion therapies for homosexuals”, pleads on behalf of “homosexual partnerships and remarried divorcees Read more

Pope creates distance between himself and CDF’s “can’t bless sin”

Thursday, March 25th, 2021
Pope distancing from CDF

Vatican sources said they believe Pope Francis was distancing himself from a recent Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) statement in his Angelus of March 21. The CDF Responsum said priests could not give blessings to same-sex unions because “God cannot bless sin”. The statement has caused an outcry from LGBT+ Catholics and Read more

Sex abuser Theodore McCarrick defrocked

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Former cardinal and convicted sex abuser Theodore McCarrick has been laicised by Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). McCarrick is a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington and was a powerful figure in ecclesiastical, diplomatic and political circles in the US and around the world. The 88-year old Read more

Vatican resolving sexual abuse caseloads

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Pope Francis has appointed two new officials to oversee the Vatican office responsible for looking after clerical sexual abuse cases. A backlog of unresolved abuse cases has prompted the new appointments. Attention has focused on the Vatican’s response to the clerical sexual abuse crisis since the beginning of last month. That was when abuse survivor Read more