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US Cardinal Calls for Pope to Clarify Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

US Cardinal Calls for Pope to Clarify Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

One of Pope Francis’ most vocal critics has said that he would refuse giving Communion to any legislator who voted in favour of same-sex marriage. Speaking at a conference on the Catholic family in Limerick recently, Raymond Burke, an high-ranking Irish-American Cardinal, said that he would refuse Communion to Catholic legislators voting in favour of […]

Bishops Vote Against Pope’s Move to Include LGBT People in Catholic Church

Bishops Vote Against Pope’s Move to Include LGBT People in Catholic Church

A majority of Bishops at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, voting against the lead of Pope Francis, rolled back on the positive and inclusive approaches towards gay people in the voting on the final document of the Synod. The final document, published last night, excludes the more open and positive approach used in the […]

Positive Vatican Comments Offer Opportunity for Changed Relationship with LGBT People

Positive Vatican Comments Offer Opportunity for Changed Relationship with LGBT People

The Vatican yesterday presented a document to the Synod of Bishops meeting in Rome, in the presence of Pope Francis, which contained some surprisingly positive comments on lesbian and gay people. “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community,” the potentially groundbreaking document reads: “Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing […]

Canadian Hopes To Become First Transgender Catholic Nun

Canadian Hopes To Become First Transgender Catholic Nun

A Canadian trans woman is hoping to become the world’s first transgender Catholic nun. Tia Pesando, from London, Ontario, has already received her local priest’s blessing, and is training to become a Carolinian sister. If Tia does become a nun, she will be the first transgender nun in the world. Speaking with Canada’s CTV, Pesando explains that two […]