VATICAN CITY (AP) — Rev. James Martin told The Associated Press it was 'immensely significant' that a Vatican-backed meeting would include his presentation, saying it showed 'that LGBT Catholics and their parents are an important part of our church.'
Tag - World Meeting of Families
VATICAN CITY (AP) — It will be the first papal trip to Ireland since the explosion of sex abuse cases sorely compromised the Catholic Church's moral authority.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who last month hosted the World Meeting of Families, said there was concern that the synod’s working document did not reflect the “universal church.”
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Pope Francis said a church that constantly explains doctrines without providing real support to families “is dangerously unbalanced.”
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) He delivered a folksy, off-the-cuff riff on family life -- and in prepared remarks urged society to provide concrete economic support to families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “Every time a faith leader speaks out against sexual diversity, a transgender woman is killed in my community,” said Nicole Santamaria, a Roman Catholic intersex woman from El Salvador.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” is a docudrama based on interviews with LGBT Catholics. It was staged in New York and has now come to Philadelphia in advance of the pope's visit.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The sole session on homosexuality was given short shrift at the World Meeting of Families by a last-minute venue change to a much smaller space.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) A new book reflects not only Pope Francis' focus on the family, but also a spirit of ecumenism felt at the World Meeting of Families and beyond.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) A repeat pilgrim to see Pope Francis, Regina Bunye represents a fading demographic: young adult Catholics intensely involved in their faith.
(RNS) The meeting's goal is not to craft new policy or lobby the church for a particular agenda. Rather, it is to reinforce -- "strengthen," in its parlance -- the bonds of Catholic families around the world.
(RNS) Pope Francis, with his faithfulness to official church doctrine and his compassionate, nonjudgmental attitude, embodies the tension of the larger church: the desire to uphold traditional teachings and model Christian love at the same time.
(RNS) Pope Francis' pastoral approach has often been misinterpreted in the mainstream press as a hint of possible change in church policy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Philadelphia archbishop said, “People who have experienced same-sex attraction” will be welcome at September event for families but it will not be open to supporting gay families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The city is experienced in holding events for crowds of 1 million-plus. But this one differs not only in size but in the number of security organizations involved: the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the CIA, the Secret...