Many say it’s time for clergy to quit saying “By the power vested in me by the state … ” during a church wedding.
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(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops have chosen a mixed slate of delegates for next year’s high-level Vatican summit on the family, including outspoken culture warriors viewed by many observers as out of step with Pope Francis’ priorities.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “This decision gives greater certainty that this matter will ultimately return to the Supreme Court, as we have said all along that it must,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.
WASHINGON (RNS) “I do not believe that the United States Supreme Court could rule that all of those laws prohibiting marriage are suddenly constitutional after all these individuals have gotten married and their rights have changed,” Ted Olson said.
(RNS) The denomination’s top court upheld a June decision to reinstate the Rev. Frank Schaefer’s ministerial credentials after a trial court defrocked the Pennsylvania pastor last year.
(RNS) “Ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional marriage,” U.S. District Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez ruled. “Those are the well-tested, well-proven principles on which we have relied for centuries.”
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
(RNS) Donald and Evelyn Knapp are ordained Pentecostal ministers who say they can’t provide same-sex services at their for-profit wedding chapel because it’s “something forbidden by their religious beliefs and ordination vows.”