Posts Tagged ‘Fr Thomas Reese’

Avoiding a deadlocked conclave

Thursday, May 19th, 2022
deadlocked conclave

Before he dies or retires, Pope Francis needs to make changes in the process of electing a new pope to avoid the possibility of a deadlocked conclave. Popes John Paul II and Benedict made innovations in the election process to deal with such an eventuality, but they only made matters worse by not anticipating the Read more

Vatican says yes to gay people, no to blessing gay unions

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Climate change

Since the Catholic Church forbids celebrating marriage between people of the same sex as a sacrament, some Catholics, and even some bishops, have discussed having a blessing for such couples as an alternative. On Monday (March 15), the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, the chief doctrinal office in the Vatican, responded to queries about Read more