Battista Ricca, had been accused of having gay trysts when he was a Vatican diplomat in Uruguay. It also contained a special admonition for Catholic legislators in bodies that are considering laws to recognize same-sex unions or permit gays and lesbians to marry or adopt children.
Home Page World U. Allen, Jr. It says that legal recognition for gay and lesbian couples would amount to "approval of deviant behavior, with the consequence of making it a model in present-day society. Despite missteps by organizers, including one that compromised security, the visit unfolded peacefully, giving many people a chance to glimpse or even embrace Francis.
As usual, what is important here is not so much what Fr Martin said as what he did not say. August 29th, 0 Comments. However, it is clear that he has the explicit support of Pope Francis himself. He was later indicted on 33 federal charges of hate crimes. While the magazine should not have been subject to violence, the writers argued that the magazine should not be rewarded for publishing the controversial cartoons.
Yes, in a formal sense this is true, but valid baptism alone cannot be the criteria for being Catholic else every Protestant who is baptized validly would also be Catholic. In Pope Benedict's short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely.
But while they were not religious in a formal sense, many identified with having a strong sense of spirituality and engaged in spiritual practices regularly. Sign up Already have an account? The issue over gay marriage appears to have divided Mexico.
Fundamental relationships are being called into question, as is the very basis of marriage and the family. I can only reiterate the importance and, above all, the richness and the beauty of family life. You are leaving HRC. Yes, because he is baptized and confirmed as a Catholic. I believe we can expect more of this from Pope Francis, especially with the synod on the family in Philadelphia this fall.
Homosexuality is the dominant issue at a convention this week of the Episcopal Church USA, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Although the document had been in the works for months and reiterates positions that the pope had already made clear, it represents an unusually thorough and emphatic presentation of those viewpoints.
I think that when we encounter a gay person, we must make the distinction between the fact of a person being gay and the fact of a lobby, because lobbies are not good. A final resolution is expected within the next week. Andrew Greeley, a prominent Catholic sociologist in the United States.
The Vatican document issued today, titled "Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons," condemns what it calls "unjust discrimination against homosexual persons.