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Bishops: Pope remarks on civil unions won’t change Church teaching on marriage

By Catholic News Service | October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

CLEVELAND (CNS) – Pope Francis’ expression of openness to the idea of laws recognising civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights does not change Church teaching on marriage as being between one woman and one man, said several US bishops and dioceses. “His comments in no way … Read More about Bishops: Pope remarks on civil unions won’t change Church teaching on marriage

Pope has history of defending marriage, but being open to some civil unions

By Catholic News Service | October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis often has expressed openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights. The pope’s comments in a brief passage in the documentary film, “Francesco,” are similar to the position he took while archbishop of … Read More about Pope has history of defending marriage, but being open to some civil unions

Vatican reaffirms, clarifies Church teachings on end-of-life care

By Vatican City (CNS) | September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – With the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is morally permissible regarding end-of-life care, the Vatican’s doctrinal office released a 25-page letter offering “a moral and practical clarification” on the care of vulnerable patients. “The Church is convinced of … Read More about Vatican reaffirms, clarifies Church teachings on end-of-life care

Cardinal calls for resettlement of asylum-seekers from Greek Island

By Catholic News Service | September 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Hours after a fire or fires sent thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing their tents and makeshift container homes at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, a close aide to Pope Francis called for the permanent resettlement of all the residents. “Since the … Read More about Cardinal calls for resettlement of asylum-seekers from Greek Island

Pope to sign new encyclical next month

By Catholic News Service | September 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis will travel to Assisi in Italy on October 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God, and therefore brothers and sisters to one another. The Vatican press office, … Read More about Pope to sign new encyclical next month

No reason for concern over Benedict XVI’s health says Vatican

By Catholic News Service | August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – An author with a long and close relationship to retired Pope Benedict XVI told a German newspaper that the 93-year-old retired pope is “extremely frail”. Peter Seewald, the author who has published four wide-ranging book-length interviews with the retired pope, was quoted in the August 3 … Read More about No reason for concern over Benedict XVI’s health says Vatican