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Cardinal Gerhard Muller appear against a grey background
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In a new interview, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said Pope Francis should correct or punish German bishops for approving “proposals directly against the Catholic faith,” including blessings for homosexual couples.
Politics & SocietyNews
Julie Asher - OSV News
The bishops urged “particular care” be taken “to protect children and adolescents, who are still maturing and who are not capable of providing informed consent” for surgical procedures or treatments such as chemical puberty blockers.
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Politics & SocietyNews
The Associated Press
Germany's Catholic bishops and lay representatives agreed to call for the church in Germany to approve blessings of same-sex unions, despite Vatican statements.
FaithNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
While many L.G.B.T. Catholics have welcomed Pope Francis' emphasis on inclusion and welcome, they hope for future changes in policies and rhetoric around L.G.B.T. issues in the church.
FaithFaith and Reason
Robert W. McElroy
Pope Francis is calling us to appreciate the vital interplay between the pastoral and doctrinal aspects of church teaching when it comes to sexual sin and the reception of the Eucharist.
J.D. Long-García
The changing demographics of the Catholic Church in the United States raises the question: How well do Cardinal Robert McElroy’s views reflect the various perspectives present in the growing Latino community?