Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin expressed his regret Friday at the German parliament’s vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, saying it had abandoned the fundamental characteristics of marriage. “The fathers of the (German) constitution gave marriage such pride of place because they wanted to protect and strengthen those who, as a mother and father,
Francis said he supported the protest ‘in favour of family and life’ Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the Government’s push to legalise same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, the Pontiff said he willingly joined their protest “in favour of family and life, which in these times require special
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Church may eventually change its opposition to same-sex marriage. Kaine is a Catholic and a US senator from Virginia and a former governor of that state. He told the Human Rights Campaign during its national dinner Saturday in Washington that he had changed his mind
Just hours after the U.S. Supreme struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26, a comedy website (which shall remain unnamed and unlinked-to) offered readers a “Guide to How the Gay Marriage Ruling Affects You,” the monotonous shtick of which was that, unless you are a homosexual who wished to marry, it doesn’t.
Something is missing from the two trajectories emerging from the Vatican’s Synod on the Family. The first trajectory emphasizes reaching out to the “lost sheep” where sex and marriage are concerned. The second (dubbed the “Yes We Can!” plan by John L. Allen Jr.) — holds that people can really live according to Church teachings
Meeting ‘should not be considered a form of support of her position’ The Vatican has downplayed Pope Francis’s meeting with Kim Davis, a court clerk from Kentucky who has become a cause celebre in the United States because of her refusal to authorise a same-sex marriage. In a statement Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said
Pope Francis secretly met Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk under fire for refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples, while he was in Washington last week, according to reports out Tuesday. “The pope spoke in English,” Davis told Robert Moynihan of Inside the Vatican magazine, a conservative periodical that reported the newson its website,
A county clerk in Kentucky has been jailed for contempt of court, because she refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kim Davis was taken into federal custody on September 3, after Judge David Bunning said that her appeal to conscience did not give her the right to violate the terms of her oath