Posts Tagged ‘Same-sex marriage’

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

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
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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
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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

NZ Anglican schism inflamed by Australian meddling

Monday, October 19th, 2020

A schism that developed in 2018 over same-sex marriage blessings in the NZ Anglican church is being further inflamed by what is seen as meddling from Sydney’s ultra-conservative diocese. The Sydney diocese, which opposes same-sex marriage blessings, has indicated to the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia (ACANZP) that organised religion in New Zealand Read more

Catholic cleric resigns after officiating same-sex marriage of two lesbians

Monday, July 27th, 2020

A Catholic cleric who officiated the civil union of two lesbians at a ceremony in Rome has controversially resigned from his post. On July 11, Father Emanuele Moscatelli, from the former pastor of the Church of St. Lawrence the Martyr in Sant’Oreste, presided over the wedding of two close friends identified as Beatrice, 50, and Read more

Catholic deselected as UK election candidate

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) Party, UK, deselected Robert Flello, a practising Catholic as an election candidate. Just 36 hours beforehand Flello was announced as the Lib Dem candidate for the Stoke-on-Trent South constituency. The Party concluded his values diverged for theirs. The British media report that Flello’s views on abortion and same-sex marriage are Read more

Catholic school to help fired teacher find new job

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

An attorney says a Catholic high school teacher fired for being in a same-sex marriage has reached a settlement in which the Indianapolis school will help the teacher with future employment options. Attorney Kathleen DeLaney announced the settlement with Cathedral High School in a news release on Tuesday. In it, the teacher thanks Cathedral for Read more

Reject the redefinition of marriage

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Cubans should reject the redefinition of marriage. They should find “other legal ways” to protect gay unions, Cuban archbishop Dionisio Garcia says. Garcia was responding to efforts made by Cuban dictator Raúl Castro’s daughter Mariela, who is pressing to have gay marriage legalised in Cuba. This means marriage will need to be legally redefined. Castro Read more

Restrictions on same-sex marriage removed – Episcopal church

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Restrictions on same-sex marriage have been removed and couples can marry in their home churches, United States Episcopal church bishops have decided. Until Friday’s decision, 93 US dioceses allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry in the church. Eight did not. The decision by the Episcopal church’s governing body overrides those local decisions. Same-sex couples Read more

Australian Jesuit banned from speaking on same-sex marriage in Tasmania

Monday, July 9th, 2018

An Australian Jesuit priest has been banned by the Catholic Archbishop of Hobart from speaking publicly about same-sex marriage in the archdiocese. The ban was announced after Fr Frank Brennan SJ defended Catholics’ right to speak according to their conscience about the issue. He had been invited to speak at a CatholicCare Tasmania conference in Read more

Vicar resigns over proposal to allow same-sex blessings

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Vicar Jay Behan of St Stephen’s church in Shirley has resigned from the Anglican general synod and says he is looking at ways to leave the church. He disagrees with the recent decision made by the Anglican Synod to give bishops the freedom to allow the blessing of same-sex couples in their dioceses. The motion allows only for blessing Read more