Posts Tagged ‘Sexual Morality’

Clericalism’s fixation on sexual morality Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Clericalism is a direct result of rigidity and linked to a fixation on sexual morality, says Pope Francis. “One dimension of clericalism is the exclusive moral fixation on the sixth commandment [Thou shalt not commit adultery],” he says. “We focus on sex and then we do not give weight to social injustice, slander, gossip and Read more

Has Pope changed tack on morality and pastoral approach? Comments 0

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis has changed one significant emphasis of his pontificate since last year’s extraordinary synod on the family, a Vatican watcher says. Vaticanista Sandro Magister, writing for the Italian L’Espresso magazine, said in the first two summers of his pontificate, Francis “gave space and visibility to the men and movements in favour of a reform Read more

Sister whose comments on gays caused storm goes on leave Comments 3

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A Dominican sister whose comments at a US Catholic school about sexuality ignited a storm has cancelled speaking engagements and has gone on leave. On March 21, Sr Jane Dominic Laurel, a Nashville Dominican sister, told students at Charlotte Catholic High School that studies have shown that gays and lesbians are not born with same-sex Read more

Church sexual morality teachings not accepted in Ireland Comments 0

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Some Church teachings on sexual morality are poorly accepted and disconnected from real-life experiences of families, say Irish respondents to Vatican questions. Feedback from Dublin and Tuam archdioceses reveals a distinct gap between Church teaching and practice. Continue reading   Related Posts:Late Marist priest broken by Vatican, former president saysPriest likens Vatican censure to his Read more

ACT leader thinks incest should not be a crime Comments 0

Friday, February 28th, 2014

In an article published on The Ruminator website, New Act Leader Jamie Whyte was asked whether the state should intervene if adult siblings wanted to marry each other. “Well personally, I don’t think they [the State] should. However, it’s a matter of almost no significance because it just doesn’t happen.” Whyte said  that this was his are his Read more

Pill could replace vasectomy Comments 0

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Scientists at Monash University in Melbourne say they have discovered a way to make male mice temporarily infertile, which could lead to a male contraceptive pill being available within a decade. AAP reports that deleting two proteins essential for sperm transport has been found to make male mice temporarily infertile . “Our technique is good Read more

Pain, profit and third-party conception Comments 0

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The day after Stephanie Blessing learned she had been conceived with the assistance of a sperm donor and that the man she knew and loved as her father for 32 years was not her father, she went into shock. She remembers sitting in her rocking chair, staring into space. It was so bad, her husband Read more

Samoa’s NCC not consulted about free condoms plan Comments 0

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The National Council of Churches (NCC) has not been consulted about a plan to distribute free condoms at National University of Samoa (NUS) according to Father Ioane Ono, Chancellor of Samoa’s Catholic Church. He believes NCC wasn’t asked about the matter because those involved feared what the answer would be. News about the condoms reached him via a Read more

Use of condoms to prevent disease widely accepted by Faith groups Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Catholic Archdiocese of Suva counsellor Brother Fergus Garrett said they had been very much part of preparation of  two documents, “Fiji Inter-Faith Strategy on HIV/AIDS” and “Pacific Guide to HIV for Christian Ministers, Pastors and Communities”,  from the beginning to the final stage. The documents were launched in Suva last Thursday by the President of Read more