Posts Tagged ‘Same-sex marriage’

Banned priest Tony Flannery to break silence on fate of the Catholic Church

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Banned Redemptorist priest Tony Flannery plans to question the survival of the Roman Catholic church at a public talk in Galway shortly before Easter Sunday. Fr Flannery (77), suspended from public ministry by the Vatican in 2012, intends to give his views on whether “religious belief as we have known it can survive in modern Read more

Catholic chapel where two men celebrated ‘marriage’ now subject to deconsecration

Monday, March 4th, 2024

The private Catholic chapel where two Spanish men celebrated their civil “marriage” last weekend is subject to “canonical effects” and deconsecration, according to the Archdiocese of Madrid and a Catholic priest with jurisdiction in the area. The Holy Trinity Chapel, located on the grounds of the Finca El Campillo, a property used as a wedding Read more

Rebel Italian cleric formally dismissed from priesthood

Monday, August 28th, 2023

A high-profile Italian priest who championed euthanasia and same-sex marriage has been dismissed from the priesthood at his own request. Fr Luca Favarin, 53, who had been suspended since last December, made the announcement of his dismissal from the clerical state in an August 24 post on Facebook, saying the Vatican decree had arrived the Read more

Fiery debate – no marriage but Anglican Church approves gay-couple blessings

Monday, February 13th, 2023

The Church of England has approved gay-couple blessings for the first time. The approval came after bishops rejected calls to allow same-sex marriages in churches at a meeting in January. Instead, they proposed numerous options and suggested offering blessings after a civil partnership or marriage, known as Prayers of Love and Faith. The Anglican General Read more

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Cuba held a rare referendum on Sunday on an unusually controversial law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents. Cuba holds parliamentary elections every two years, though no party other than the Communist is allowed, but seldom Read more

Anglican Communion row flares over same-sex marriage

Monday, August 1st, 2022
Anglican Communion

A meeting of leaders of the Anglican Communion say they will refuse Holy Communion from bishops with gay partners and from those who support same-sex marriage. Friday’s announcement at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England came from the Global South orthodox bishops as they pressed for re-affirmation of traditional teaching on marriage. The Global South Read more

Parents and church clash over school values

Monday, May 16th, 2022
Parents and church clash

Under rules recently set by the Sydney Anglican diocese, the next principal of Australia’s oldest private girls’ school can accept the job only if they agree that marriage is just between a man and a woman. St Catherine’s is in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where more than 80 per cent of residents supported same-sex marriage in Read more

New NSW Premier a man of faith

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Dominic Perrottet (38), NSW’s premier, is a Catholic. Having a Christian faith is part of who he is and inspires him to make a difference wherever he goes, he says. Described as being a social and economic conservative, Perrottet won a NSW Liberal party room ballot on Tuesday morning. He replaces Gladys Berejiklian and will Read more

Vatican intervention in Italian “anti-homophobia” law “unprecedented”

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Vatican intervention in Italian law

The Vatican has intervened with the Italian state in a proposed “anti-homophobia” law, saying that the legislation violates freedoms of the Catholic Church in Italy. Local media have called the Vatican’s intervention in Italian law “unprecedented” in the history of the relationship between the two states. According to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, a Read more

Same-sex civil unions supported by Pope Francis

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis has again indicated support for same-sex civil unions. His most recent comments were made in “Francesco,” a new documentary on his life and ministry. The film premiered Oct. 21 as part of the Rome Film Festival. In the film, Francis says that “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. Read more