Tag Archive | The Vatican

Vatican ruling on same-sex couples prompts defiance

Vatican ruling on same-sex couples prompts defiance

(Reuters) – The Vatican’s directive, banning the blessing of same-sex unions, has sparked defiance among some priests in Europe, and left bishops perplexed on how to minister to gay Catholics. Conservatives praised the ruling, issued on Monday by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but it greatly disappointed gay Catholics, who felt […]

Rebel priests defy Vatican, vow to bless same-sex couples

Rebel priests defy Vatican, vow to bless same-sex couples

(Reuters) – A dissident band of Roman Catholic priests, leading a disobedience campaign against the Vatican, said on Tuesday they would carry on blessing same-sex couples, in defiance of Church orders. The Vatican said on Monday that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, and that such blessings are not valid, in a ruling that disappointed gay […]

New Ways Ministry Members Finally Get VIP Seats To Hear Pope

New Ways Ministry Members Finally Get VIP Seats To Hear Pope

In what would have been unthinkable under the previous Pope Benedict, members of an LGBT religious support group in the US, called New Ways Ministry, were given VIP seats at Pope Francis’ weekly audience yesterday, Wednesday 18th. They had been given the VIP seats by Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, who is in charge of giving out […]