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Photo of the main entrance of Roncalli High School in Indiana.

Appeals court rules Catholic school allowed to hold employees to moral religious standards

Jul 14, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Roncalli High School in Indiana refused to renew the contract of a guidance counselor because she entered into a homosexual... Read more

German Cardinal Gerhard Müller (left) and American Cardinal Raymond Burke.

Cardinals Müller, Burke rebuke German bishops over same-sex union blessings

Mar 17, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

German Cardinal Gerhard Müller and American Cardinal Raymond Burke rebuked the German bishops for approving Church blessings of same-sex unions. Read more

Delegates at the fifth assembly of the German Synodal Way, meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 11, 2023, applaud after the he passage of a text calling for changes to the German Church's approach to gender identity.

German bishops announce plans to bless same-sex unions, allow laypeople to baptize and preach at Mass

Mar 17, 2023

By AC Wimmer

Following the conclusion of the German Synodal Way, several bishops have announced plans to put into practice resolutions passed by... Read more


Church of England votes to bless same-sex couples

Feb 9, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Church of England’s governing body has voted to bless same-sex couples while leaving unchanged the definition of marriage as... Read more

A view of a Pride flag hanging from Peterborough Cathedral in 2019

Anglican Church reports synod member to police for tweeting ‘hate speech’

Feb 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

As Church of England leaders meet over whether to bless same-sex unions, a diocese reported a lay synod member to... Read more

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France

European court: Russia violated human rights by not legally recognizing gay unions

Feb 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Three couples claimed Russia’s failure to recognize their request for homosexual marriages violated the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights. Read more

A blessing service at St. Augustin Catholic church in Würzburg, Germany, for couples, including those of the same-sex, May 10, 2021.

Blessing same-sex couples a diabolical and sacrilegious act, priest affirms

May 11, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Fr. Hugo Valdemar, canon penitentiary of the Archdiocese of Mexico, said that the blessing that priests and pastoral workers gave... Read more

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Catholic university in New England 'affirms support' for LGBT persons

Apr 24, 2021

Sacred Heart University held a rally celebrating LGBT students last month after the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith... Read more

Bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to blessings of same-sex couples in Germany

Apr 19, 2021

In response to a planned day of blessings for same-sex partners in Germany, the Bishop of San Sebastián on Wednesday... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace March 17, 2021

Yes, Pope Francis was involved in the CDF’s document on same-sex blessings

Mar 25, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Following a Vatican clarification that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions, some media outlets have speculated about Pope Francis’ involvement... Read more

The then Archbishop Luis Ladaria at the Vatican Press Office Sept. 8, 2015.

Full text: Vatican’s doctrinal office response and note on the blessing of same-sex unions

Mar 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

Here is the full text of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s response to a question on... Read more