(RNS) Some U.S. dioceses, which account for nearly half of all annulment cases in the global Catholic Church, no longer charge fees, usually about $400, to obtain an annulment.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican once talked about the “gifts and qualities” of LGBT Catholics. Now, church leaders want to know how to help families where someone has “homosexual tendencies.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Southern Baptist ethicist said the sexual revolution appeared to have imposed a new patriarchy that enabled men to “pursue a Darwinian fantasy of the predatory alpha male” for the pursuit of power and pleasure.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The mother church has so much generosity it could provide justice free of charge,” Pope Francis said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Nashville conference was remarkable for two notable shifts: a change in tone — call it a kinder, gentler opposition to homosexuality — and a pragmatic concession that the fight over gay marriage is largely lost.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Saturday’s vote was an abrupt about-face from Monday’s mid-term report from the Synod, which spoke of “welcoming homosexual persons” and acknowledging the gifts they have to offer the wider church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In what looked like strenuous damage control, the Vatican’s chief spokesman told a packed media conference Tuesday that this was a “working document, not a final document.”
(RNS) The conflict between conscience and authority is the pre-eminent battle underlying the debates at the Vatican’s Synod on the Family.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The document — and the real or implied changes that may or may not materialize — stunned church conservatives.