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Pope Francis’ synod disappointed some, but organizers say it’s already changing the church
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
January 31, 2024
The controversy over blessing gay couples is just another example of synodality at work, according to Sr. Nathalie Becquart.
Pope Francis defends blessings of couples in ‘irregular situations,’ including same-sex unions
January 26, 2024
Pope Francis sought to clarify the declaration on blessings of couples in “irregular situations” in his address today to the plenary assembly of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Catholic clergy in Uganda accuse the West of a new colonialism through LGBTQ activism
Tonny Onyulo - USA Today (RNS)
January 26, 2024
Many Ugandan Catholics oppose Pope Francis' approval of same-sex blessings. LGBTQ Ugandans have fled to neighboring countries to escape homophobia.
Podcast: A parish priest’s approach to blessings for same-sex couples
January 19, 2024
This week on “Jesuitical,” Father Alex Santora, a pastor in Hoboken, N.J., joins Zac and Ashley to explain how “Fiducia Supplicans” is being received in his parish.
Blessings and backlash: A conversation on ‘Fiducia Supplicans’
Inside the Vatican
January 17, 2024
In this roundtable episode of “Inside the Vatican,” hosts Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell, and America national correspondent Michael J. O’Loughlin dive into the reactions to “Fiducia Supplicans,” the Vatican's declaration on same-sex blessings.
The Editors: Vatican document on same-sex blessings does not confuse church teaching—it deepens it
January 16, 2024
How can the church unite clarity of teaching with pastoral closeness to people in their struggles?
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