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  • The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour

    Oct 19, 2014 0:22

    The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour

    (The Spectator) ‘Thanks be to God’, as we Catholic children used to say with heartfelt enthusiasm as Mass was over for another week. The most divisive meeting of Catholic bishops since Vatican II has ended – and no real damage […]

     
  • Vatican meeting ends with watered-down opening to gays

    Oct 19, 2014 0:02

    Vatican meeting ends with watered-down opening to gays

    (Boston Globe) A dramatic Vatican summit of bishops ended Saturday night by significantly watering down an opening to both gays and divorced and remarried Catholics contained in an interim report released Monday. Given the sometimes intense debate that surfaced during […]

     
  • Young US Catholics overwhelmingly accepting of homosexuality

    Oct 17, 2014 0:58

    Young US Catholics overwhelmingly accepting of homosexuality

    (Pew Research) The Roman Catholic Church signaled a more accepting stance toward gay people in a report bishops released during the Vatican’s synod on the family this week. While reaffirming the church’s opposition to same-sex marriage, the report said that […]

     
  • Vatican alters draft report translation about gays

    Oct 17, 2014 0:36

    Vatican alters draft report translation about gays

    (AP) The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English. After a draft report by bishops debating family issues came under criticism from many conservative English-speaking bishops, the Vatican released a new […]

     
  • Don’t Listen to the Africans, Says Catholic Cardinal

    Oct 16, 2014 13:02

    Don’t Listen to the Africans, Says Catholic Cardinal

    (First Things) In a stunning new interview, German Cardinal Walter Kasper has said that African Catholics “should not tell us too much what we have to do” and admitted that they are not being listened to at the Vatican’s current synod […]

     
  • Polish missionary kidnapped in Central African Republic

    Oct 16, 2014 11:36

    Polish missionary kidnapped in Central African Republic

    (Reuters) – A Polish Catholic missionary has been kidnapped by eight armed men in Central African Republic who are demanding the release of their leader in return for the priest’s freedom, Polish officials said on Tuesday. The head of the […]