Swiss Bishops Offer Supportive Comments After Another Bishop’s Error | Bondings 2.0

A Swiss bishop who was criticized for remarks deemed by some as advocating the death penalty for lesbian and gay people has apologized. His remorse has stopped neither public criticism from fellow prelates, who released pastoral appeals in the wake of this controversy, nor the filing of criminal charges. Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur quoted Leviticus in a July address at a conference of German-speaking traditionalist Catholics. Though he technically never suggested gay people should be executed, Bondings 2.

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Francesca Pardi: “La lettera del papa restituisce rispetto alle famiglie gay, è un segnale agli estremisti del Family Day”

“Quando ho trovato la lettera di papa Francesco nella cassetta della posta stavo per svenire dall’emozione”. Francesca Pardi è proprietaria della casa editrice milanese “Lo Stamp

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Unioni civili, marcia indietro del Pd: ddl Cirinnà sarà cambiato. Come chiede Ncd – Il Fatto Quotidiano

Era tutto pronto, definito e da approvare prima possibile. Lo annunciava a più riprese il premier Matteo Renzi, lo certificava il sottosegretario alle Riforme Ivan Scalfarotto: entro la fine del 2015 l’Italia avrebbe avuto la sua legge sulle Unioni Civili , senza alcun cambiamento al ddl già approvato in commissione Giustizia al Senato. E invece dopo mesi di rassicurazioni arriva […]

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Seminar speakers advocate change on Communion for the divorced-and-remarried :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Earlier this year the Pontifical Council for the Family organized three seminars which gathered scholars to discuss marriage and family life in the run-up to the Synod on the Family being held in October.

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Parish diversity reflects the changing nature of U.S. society – The Catholic Free Press

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — American parishes are not so monolithic anymore. Traditionally European parishes, once the hallmark of the American Catholic Church, have become places where immigrants from Africa, Mexico, Central America and Asia have increasingly felt at home. It’s an indication of the ever-changing face of the U.S. church. …

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Christian Australia is ready for marriage equality

Clergy are ‘coming out’ for marriage equality in ever increasing numbers. This is because of their experience of working with people at the most personal of levels.

Through such interaction they have seen that profound love and deep commitment is at the very essence of the human person.

They also understand from science that an attribution of gay sexuality as sin and rejection of God, of being against nature and with a lifetime’s non-negotiable mandated celibacy is no longer acceptable intellectually.

On Thursday morning 106 clergy presented a letter of support for marriage equality after a prayer breakfast at Parliament House.

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