Tag: same-sex marriage

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

| September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

A Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate the wedding of a same-sex couple has gained an ally in the U.S. Justice Department.

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Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield has issued a decree that people in same-sex marriages should not present themselves for holy Communion nor can they receive the sacrament of anointing of the sick or have a Catholic funeral unless they “have given some signs of repentance.”

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Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This fall, I am giving presentations to all of the high school teachers, staff and administrators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These annual talks are dedicated to a regular cycle of topics. This year, the theme is morality. Lucky me! My guess is that disquisitions on doctrine or Church history or pastoral practice wouldn’t raise too many hackles, but ethics is practically guaranteed to rile people up, especially now when issues of same-sex marriage, transgenderism and assisted suicide are so present to the public consciousness.

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Same-sex weddings; Catholic prosecutor and death penalty

Same-sex weddings; Catholic prosecutor and death penalty

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Please advise us as to how to be true to our beliefs while also keeping our family intact

I am trying to understand how a Catholic prosecutor can be allowed to argue repeatedly in favor of the death penalty

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Biden called ‘counter-witness’ to church teaching for presiding at wedding

Biden called ‘counter-witness’ to church teaching for presiding at wedding

| August 8, 2016 | 4 Comments

By officiating at a same-sex wedding, Vice President Joe Biden as a prominent Catholic politician has created confusion over church teaching on marriage and “the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics,” three U.S. bishops said Aug. 5.

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Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Norwegian bishop said the country’s clergy will no longer officiate at civil weddings, after the predominant Lutheran Church’s governing synod voted to conduct gay marriages in Norway.

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How to treat a former priest; salvation not defined by birth

How to treat a former priest; salvation not defined by birth

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Our pastor recently left the priesthood, and now he is advertising on the Web that he is available to perform weddings or funerals (including weddings of gay/lesbian couples.) The Catholic priest who married us has also left the priesthood and is now a Presbyterian minister.

How does a faithful Catholic treat and respond to these men? I wonder what we are doing wrong that so many men are leaving the priesthood.

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Analyzing ruling’s implications will take time, Church officials say

Analyzing ruling’s implications will take time, Church officials say

| Julie Asher | July 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

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Lawyer: Court cases could impact businesses, parishes

Lawyer: Court cases could impact businesses, parishes

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Attorney Jordan Lorence, a native Minnesotan who has been in the trenches of the war for religious liberty, will give a talk at the Minnesota Religious Freedom Forum Oct. 24.

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New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

| July 31, 2013 | 6 Comments

The legal landscape has changed. The bottom line is that, on Aug. 1, acting on your belief that marriage is between a man and a woman could get you punished in Minnesota.

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Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

| Steve Gershom | June 18, 2013 | 9 Comments

I have heard a lot about how mean the Church is, and how bigoted, because she opposes gay marriage. How badly she misunderstands gay people, and how hostile she is towards us. My gut reaction to such things is: Are you freaking kidding me?

Are we even talking about the same church?

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Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

| Jason Adkins | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Minnesota and France redefined marriage in the same week, yet the differences in public reaction to this decision in both places could hardly be starker.

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