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Sixty years after JFK, US to get second Catholic president

By Catholic News Service | November 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Thirty-three men between George Washington and John F. Kennedy served as U.S. president. Until Kennedy, all were white Anglo-Saxon Protestant men. It took 172 years for a Catholic to win the presidency. The wait for the next Catholic president has been … Read More about Sixty years after JFK, US to get second Catholic president

Transcript shows Pope’s distinctions between same-sex marriage, civil unions

By Catholic News Service | October 27, 2020 | 1 Comment

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – When Pope Francis said gay people have a right to be in a family and that gay couples needed some form of civil law to protect their rights, he was not saying that gay couples should have a right to adopt children. In his documentary “Francesco”, … Read More about Transcript shows Pope’s distinctions between same-sex marriage, civil unions

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

By Catholic News Service | October 23, 2020 | 1 Comment

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