Many dioceses are dropping mask requirements and social distancing rules for fully vaccinated worshippers, relying on an honor system as pandemic restrictions ease further.
The humanitarian needs were already huge without Covid and without the aggression,” Bassam Nasser, who leads the Gaza office for Catholic Relief Services, told America on May 20. “You can imagine, when you add those two challenges, the crisis will become huge.”
‘I’m angry about homophobia in my church’: Why this German Jesuit is going against a Vatican decree against blessing gay unions
On Sunday, Father Jan Korditschke will hold a ceremony at a Jesuit parish in Berlin for any couple, gay or straight, who seeks a blessing from the church.
As President Biden marks 100 days in office on Thursday, leaders of Catholic organizations say that they are grateful for signs of progress but caution that more is needed to fulfill campaign promises.
The documentary, produced by Martin Scorsese, follows Father James Martin and his ministry to L.G.B.T. Catholics.
At first glance, a White House proposal aimed at improving infrastructure and creating jobs might not seem like a natural topic of discussion for Catholic leaders. But the American Jobs Plan has some theologians and activists hopeful.
‘It is our duty to love and defend’ LGBT Americans: Bishop Stowe breaks with U.S. bishops on the Equality Act
The U.S. bishops’ conference has made defeating the Equality Act a priority, citing concerns over religious freedom.
L.G.B.T. Catholics and their allies are reacting with dismay to a statement released Monday by the Vatican prohibiting priests from blessing same-sex unions, in which church officials assert that God “does not and cannot bless sin.”
‘It is not a sin to get a vaccine’: This Catholic bishop delivers clear and concise Covid messaging.
“The internet is awash in rogue priests, bishops and bloggers presenting incorrect moral teaching,” Bishop Joseph Tyson told America. He wants Catholics to know they should not have moral qualms about receiving any vaccine.