Posts Tagged ‘Fiducia Supplicans’

Cardinal advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion – others disagree

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
Cardinal Robert McElroy

A US cardinal has said opposition to Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration allowing blessings for couples in “irregular” situations, is due to an enduring hostility among far too many toward LGBT persons. Cardinal Robert McElroy (pictured) of San Diego is championing LGBTQ+ rights within the Catholic Church amidst a growing divide over same-sex blessings. McElroy’s Read more

Catholic clergy in Uganda accuse West of new colonialism through LGBTQ activism

Monday, February 19th, 2024
Uganda

Gilbert Lubega sat in a white plastic chair at his home in Wakiso, a suburb of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. He was contemplating two photos of a young gay female couple kissing and another one of a male gay couple kissing at their wedding ceremony. “These images make me think the world is coming to an Read more

Cardinal Müller – explaining ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ adds to confusion

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
Fiducia Supplicans

German Cardinal Gerhard Müller (pictured) says attempts to clarify the recent Vatican declaration Fiducia Supplicans (Supplicating Trust) are confusing Catholics. The declaration allows Catholic priests to bless couples – including same-sex couples – who according to church teaching may not marry. The Church needs to return “to the clarity of the word of God” rather Read more

Catholic priest’s public blessings for same-sex couples praised

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
same-sex blessing

A South Korean Catholic priest’s public blessings for same-sex couple are making the world of difference to the way couples see themselves. Father Seungbok Lee’s actions have won applause from individuals and groups supporting same-sex couples’ rights. Two sets of female same-sex couples – Yeon Yeon and Yoon Hae, and Chris and Ari – are Read more

Cardinals meet secretly in Prague for gender ideology talks

Monday, February 12th, 2024
Gender ideology

In a discreet meeting held at Prague’s Mozart Hotel, 21 Catholic bishops including nine cardinals from several continents convened to discuss “Gender ideology, science and the nature of divine revelation.” The discussion, organised by the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture, delved into topics surrounding gender theory’s perceived threat to Christian values Read more

LGBTQ activism continues Colonialism

Thursday, February 8th, 2024
LGBTQ colonialism

Gilbert Lubega sat in a white plastic chair at his home in Wakiso, a suburb of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, contemplating two photos of a young gay female couple kissing and another one of a male gay couple kissing at their wedding ceremony. “These images make me think the world is coming to an end,” he Read more

Everyone will calm down – Pope on same-sex blessings controversy

Thursday, February 8th, 2024
same-sex blessing

Pope Francis has expressed optimism that “everyone will gradually calm down” regarding the Vatican’s recent decision to permit priests to offer same-sex blessings. The Vatican’s announcement, titled “Fiducia Supplicans,” drew criticism from conservatives, with some Catholic bishops in Africa expressing strong disapproval. However Pope Francis described the objections from certain African bishops as stemming from Read more