VATICAN CITY (RNS) The 62 bishops who have so far spoken pushed back strongly against remarks made by Hungary’s Cardinal Peter Erdo, who defended the church’s exclusion of divorced and remarried couples from receiving Communion.
(RNS) The Rev. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, said reparative therapy is a “superficial” response to the “struggle” people face in dealing with homosexuality and transgender identity. But he still thinks gays can change.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The St. Peter’s Cricket Club was launched last year by the Pontifical Council for Culture as a way to promote sport and dialogue between countries.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis dedicated one third of his homily to love between man and woman, but also stressed that the church must be more welcoming, charitable, compassionate and merciful to all.
(RNS) The high-level summit of bishops from around the world that Francis convenes of Sunday will spend most of the month arguing about how, and whether, the Catholic Church can change — and the fate of his papacy may rest on the outcome.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Filial Appeal is one of a number of traditionalist groups holding meetings in Rome this week to voice their views. But for every such conference, another has organized by the opposite camp.
(RNS) “Deal fairly and openly with causes of scandal when they occur, within the framework of the law,” the guide says.