VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican officials on Tuesday released a document on family values — a precursor to a major meeting in October — that underscores the ongoing tension between Pope Francis’ desire for a more “welcoming” church and the need to hew to long-standing tradition and doctrine.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the importance of children having heterosexual parents, just a day after Rome’s Gay Pride march demonstrated the changing attitudes about same-sex couples outside the Vatican walls.
Half of Michigan’s $20 million public budget for adoption agencies goes to faith-affiliated groups that would be covered under the religious objection laws.
(RNS) A practicing Catholic educated in parochial schools, O’Malley parts company with some of his church’s positions.
(RNS) The 2012 Catholic culture warrior on the campaign trail says the breakdown of the traditional man-woman family is America’s most urgent problem.
The Irish are lovers. It doesn’t matter who the partners are — “I promise to love you all the days of my life, so help me God.”
The Vatican Secretary of State told Vatican Radio the resounding success of the vote for same sex marriage in Ireland was more than just “a defeat for Christian principles.”
About 85 percent of people polled in Ireland’s census in 2011 identified as Catholic. The church runs more than 90 percent of Ireland’s public schools.
(RNS) Were the gay marriage amendment to pass, it would be a heavyweight punch to the body of the church that for centuries governed every aspect of life in Ireland.