Posts Tagged ‘Same-sex marriage’

Paramatta bishop says show respect in gay marriage vote Comments 1

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Individual opinions about Australia’s gay marriage postal survey are personal, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta Diocese says. In a pastoral letter published on the Catholic Outlook website last week, Nguyen said “when voting there must be a deep sense of respect for all concerned, and for the opinion and decision that each person Read more

British MP hounded for Catholic views Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

A British MP is being given a hard time for his Catholic views: opposing abortion in all circumstances and disagreeing with same-sex marriage. In an interview on Good Morning Britain, Jacob Rees-Mogg said he was “completely opposed to abortion” including in cases of rape and incest. “Life is sacrosanct and begins at the point of Read more

Same-sex marriage? You’re fired, says Australian Catholic Church Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Australia’s Catholic church is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees who marry their same-sex partner if gay marriage is legalised. The Church’s threats come as opponents and supporters of marriage equality stand firm to their view while the countdown to the federal government’s postal vote to decide the issue continues. The Archbishop of Read more

All Germany’s Muslim MPs vote yes to same-sex marriage Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Germany’s “marriage for all” bill was passed last Friday with 393-226 votes and four abstentions. Surprising conscience vote results show all six Muslim MPs voted in favour of it. Chancellor Angela Merkel, known for her liberal views, voted against it. Four of the six Muslim MPs are with the Green Party, one is with the Read more

Married gay priest says he’s still ordained and Church is wrong Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Married gay priest Fr Bernard Lynch says he’s still ordained and Church is wrong in its attitudes to gay people. In an interview on Irish-channel Clare FM’s Morning Focus, Fr Lynch said the message of God is to love and to love one another. He said the Catholic Church “does terrible damage and it is Read more

Catholic Church Will Change Views on Same-Sex Marriage Comments 14

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Same-sex marriage and the Catholic church’s views on it are likely to change, says US Democratic Vice-presidential candidate and devout Catholic, Tim Kaine. His comments were made on Saturday at the US annual national dinner for the Human Rights Campaign. “My support for marriage equality now — my full, complete, unconditional support for marriage equality Read more

Gay priest suspended for supporting LGBT rights Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Warren Hall, who is a North Jersey priest, has been suspended by his archbishop after expressing support for a basketball coach who lost her job for being gay. This is not the first time Hall has been in trouble for his views. Hall, 53, who was working at a Hoboken church, told Religious News Service (RNS) he Read more

Australia’s same-sex marriage vote in doubt Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Same sex marriage isn’t likely to be an option anytime soon in Australia. It’s unlikely Australians will be asked this year to vote on whether to allow same-sex marriage, but the Turnbull government won’t publicly confirm a February referendum. The Australian Electoral Commission has strongly recommended the government not hold a national vote on the Read more

Same sex marriage is ok so why not polygamy? Pope’s silence suggests it’s a “simple civil right”. Comments 1

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Legalising polygamy is the next step for Italy, now same sex marriages have been legalised. The founder of Italy’s main Islamic organization says since the country now recognizes civil unions for same-sex couples, there’s no reason polygamous relationships shouldn’t also be afforded legal protection. He also claimed Pope Francis’ silence regarding his suggestion means the Read more

Fatima end times call cited in Mexico marriage debate Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

A reference by a Fatima visionary to an end times battle over marriage and the family has been cited as a same-sex marriage debate looms in Mexico. Desde la Fe, the weekly of the archdiocese of Mexico, wrote of a statement from Sr Lucia dos Santos. This comes as Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Read more