VATICAN CITY (RNS) Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who last month hosted the World Meeting of Families, said there was concern that the synod’s working document did not reflect the “universal church.”
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PHILADELPHIA (RNS) But the pontiff seemed to rule out the idea of ordaining women, while also hinting that wealthy Catholics — many of whom have complained about Francis’ blasts at the evils of modern-day capitalism — could follow the example of a local saint who gave away all she had.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The sole session on homosexuality was given short shrift at the World Meeting of Families by a last-minute venue change to a much smaller space.
(RNS) As the only openly gay person invited to speak about homosexuality during a Vatican-approved World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Belgau is taking heat from both left and right.
(RNS) The priest said he had never intended to make his sexual orientation an issue or to advocate for gay Catholics. But he said he has decided to welcome the opportunity that the crisis presented him.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Philadelphia archbishop said, “People who have experienced same-sex attraction” will be welcome at September event for families but it will not be open to supporting gay families.
(RNS) The head of liturgical music for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who was also to play a key role planning the huge outdoor Mass concluding Pope Francis’ trip to the U.S. in September, is resigning his post over differences with Archbishop Charles Chaput over musical style.
Many say it’s time for clergy to quit saying “By the power vested in me by the state … ” during a church wedding.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We want to focus next year not just on the neuralgic sexual issues that seem to dominate the American media,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said.