Pope’s call for equal rights in society for men and women sounds “hollow and brittle” in the absence of gender equality in the Church, denounce nun, academic, youth leader and theologian in training
A German priest has gone viral with a sermon backing the ordination of women and the blessing of gay couples and blasting Catholic “bouncers”.
The Dublin archdiocese is looking for new lay ministries to connect beyond people around in the Church and ensure that it “thrives into the future”.
Divorce, gays, the sexuality of religious… pushes to revise Catholic sexual morality are gathering steam in Germany.
A Portuguese divorced and remarried Catholic couple have thanked their cardinal and Pope Francis for enabling their return to communion.
The Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Giacomo Morandi, has rushed to clarify what he has called “distorted”, “instrumental” and downright “wrong” readings of a new Vatican study of Catholic biblical anthropology.
In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Pontifical Biblical Commission, a body of the Vatican’s dogma-deciding Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has shifted towards justifying divorce and more “pastoral care” for gays.
The German Bishops have insisted that homosexuality is “normal” and “unchangeable” and that sexual relations after divorce and remarriage is not a “serious sin”.
Two Italian bishops are welcoming divorced and remarried Catholics back to the sacraments in an historic break with Church tradition they say has been made possible by Pope Francis.
The new Vatican Synod secretary is a critic of “closed doors” migrant policies in Europe, a defender of divorced and remarried Catholics who want to take communion, and a supporter of the civil recognition of same-sex partnerships.