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Catholic Argument: for/against S/S Blessings

A blessing is more than a blessing Monday, April 12th, 2021 Latest News Top African cardinal uses Easter homily to slam gay marriage The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s (CDF) Responsum concerning the blessing of same-sex unions brings … Continue reading

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A Plea for U.S. Catholics to support Transgender people

Why the church should fight anti-transgender legislation Apr 14, 2021by Daniel P. Horan – Opinion – People (National Catholic Reporter) A person in New York City holds up a transgender rights flag Oct. 24, 2018. (CNS/Reuters/Brendan McDermid) Just because something is … Continue reading

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Vatican to consider Baptismal implications for priesthood

Cardinal unveils major Vatican conference on priesthood slated for 2022 Apr 12, 2021by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Theology Vatican Pope Francis greets Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, during the sign of peace at a Mass in St. … Continue reading

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U.S. Battle for S/S Couple’s right to adopt children

“LGBTQ families are no different from heterosexual families. We have the same desire to connect and to love.”— John Freml The shifting legal landscape or the finer points of moral theology are not the primary issue for most same-sex parents. … Continue reading

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An Appreciation of Hans Kung – theologian, par excellence

Hans Küng, celebrated and controversial Swiss theologian, has died Apr 6, 2021 by Patricia Lefevere – People – Theology – NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER Theologian Fr. Hans Küng is pictured in his office in Tübingen, Germany, in February 2008. (CNS/KNA/Harald Oppitz) Catholic … Continue reading

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Religious Right causes Free-Fall in Church Membership in the U.S.

Church membership is in a free fall — and the Christian right has only themselves to blame Amanda Marcotte, Salon – April 02, 2021 – NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER http://www.rawstory.com The trend of Americans exiting the pews, never to return, has been … Continue reading

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Pope appoints child-abuse survivor to Vatican panel

Monday, March 29th, 2021 Pope Francis has appointed a prominent Chilean survivor of clerical sex abuse to a Vatican commission that focuses on education to prevent abuse in the Catholic Church. Juan Carlos Cruz, an international advocate for abuse victims, … Continue reading

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R.C. Cardinal affirms God’s Blessing for S/S Couples

Austria’s Cardinal Schönborn: God will not deny same-sex couples a blessing Mar 25, 2021by Joshua J. McElwee – Vatican – NCR Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, pictured in a 2013 file photo (CNS/Paul Haring) ROME — Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has expressed unhappiness with … Continue reading

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A ‘Note to The Vatican’ on Same-Sex Marriage

Memo to the Vatican: Same-sex couples find God’s love in marriage, too Mar 25, 2021by Madeleine Davison-People-Vatican – (NCR) Sebastián Pascuas, left, and Santiago Botero walk holding hands on their wedding day in November 2020. Botero and Pascuas, who regularly attend … Continue reading

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Feast of the Annunciation to Mary – a reflection

Food for Faith, by Fr John O’Connor Breaking & entering -Mar 25, 2021 It’s the feast of the Annunciation today – the turning point of all human history. Take a few moments to relax as you are driving to work … Continue reading

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