Tag: same-sex marriage

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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USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage ‘tragic error’

USCCB president calls Supreme Court ruling on marriage ‘tragic error’

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference called the Supreme Court’s June 26 marriage ruling “a tragic error” and he urged Catholics to move forward with faith “in the unchanging truth about marriage being between one man and one woman.”

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Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

| Patricia Zapor | June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

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Ruling makes Guam first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage

Ruling makes Guam first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guam’s archbishop said a judge’s June 5 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. territory was “a defeat” not only “for Christian principles” but “for our island and the whole of humanity.”

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Dublin archbishop: Church needs ‘reality check’ after marriage vote

Dublin archbishop: Church needs ‘reality check’ after marriage vote

| CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ireland was the first country in the world to put same-sex marriage to a popular vote and the May 22 poll was backed by 62 percent of the population. Same-sex marriage is now a constitutional right in Ireland.

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Advocates on either side of marriage case make presence felt

Advocates on either side of marriage case make presence felt

| Mark Pattison | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Outside the U.S. Supreme Court building April 28 for arguments on several same-sex marriage cases, hundreds of advocates on either side of the issue milled about, looking for a place to stake a claim for their viewpoint in the public square.

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High court considers place of same-sex marriage in states that bar it

High court considers place of same-sex marriage in states that bar it

| Patricia Zapor | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The questions raised by Supreme Court justices as they considered April 28 whether they should rule that same-sex marriage should be made legal nationwide covered a gamut of rights concerns — religious, equal protection, state’s ability to enact their own laws.

In two and a half hours of oral arguments, the line of questions and the answers by attorneys representing both sides made clear that all concerned recognize the potential for the court’s ruling to be history-making.

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European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

European countries distinguish between religious, civil marriages

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

As some in the United States consider whether religious and civil marriages should be separated, they might look to practices in Europe, where most countries have long distinguished between the two.

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U.S. & World News briefs – November 6, 2014

U.S. & World News briefs – November 6, 2014

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Companies criticized for offering to pay to freeze female workers’ eggs
– Three Cincinnati priests on leave for misconduct have been laicized
– Creighton criticized for giving benefits to same-sex spouses of workers
– Bright lights, cool air protect Sistine Chapel from visiting hordes

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Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

| Carol Zimmermann | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals on rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, many people were left second-guessing why this happened and what it means for the future of same-sex marriages and bans on such marriages.

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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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