Articles
July 8, 2017

The way ahead for gay Catholics

Two years ago Cardinal Vincent Nichols asked me to be his liaison and chaplain to the Farm Street LGBT group in central London Two years ago Cardinal Vincent Nichols asked…
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Articles
March 28, 2017

How the 'pirate nun' changed a gay man's life

Paul Darrow went to his first gay beach when he was 15. Soon after, he hitchhiked his way to New York, where there was a thriving gay scene and where…
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NewsVatican
October 21, 2015

Francis’ family synod: No changes, but everything has changed

It’s now quite certain that Pope Francis’ big summit on family issues won’t endorse any changes to Church doctrine on the Church’s teaching about homosexuality or whether civilly remarried Catholics…
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NewsVatican
October 20, 2015

Moving too fast on divorce question could lead to fracture, Kurtz says

The two most senior officials of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, the body’s president, and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas,…
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October 16, 2015

A synod conversation with Catholic Africa’s lion in winter

ROME — Supposedly Pope Paul VI once flirted with the idea of naming patriarchs for each of the world’s continents, as a step towards greater local control. Although the concept…
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NewsVatican
October 12, 2015

Seeing Pope Francis as shock therapy for the Catholic Church

ROME — For Catholics accustomed to traditional ways of doing things, Pope Francis is undeniably a shock to the system. A summit of bishops from around the world over which…
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