Pope suggests blessings for same-sex unions possible in response to 5 conservative cardinals

Oct 3, 2023 by

by Nicole Winfield, AP: Pope Francis has suggested there might be ways to bless same-sex unions. Pope Francis has suggested there could be ways to bless same-sex unions, responding to five conservative cardinals who challenged him to...

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Catholic priests bless same-sex couples in defiance of a German Archbishop

Sep 21, 2023 by

By Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press: Several Catholic priests held a ceremony blessing same-sex couples outside Cologne Cathedral on Wednesday night in a protest against the city’s conservative archbishop, Cardinal Rainer Maria...

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Archbishops under pressure from conservatives in row over canons and same-sex blessings

Sep 2, 2023 by

by Francis Martin, Church Times: THE group of leaders of C of E organisations who told the Bishops that it was “unlawful, unconstitutional, and illegitimate” for them to commend blessings for same-sex couples (News, 5 July) received a...

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Berlin archbishop permits same-sex blessings with impunity

Aug 31, 2023 by

By Simon Caldwell, Catholic Herald. A German archbishop has told priests they can confer blessings on same-sex couples without fear of punishment. The move by Archbishop Heiner Koch of Berlin opens the gates to church services for the...

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Interview: C of E same-sex blessings remain “incoherent” – Rev Dr Ian Paul

Jul 29, 2023 by

by Tony Rucinski, Coalition for Marriage: I caught up with Rev Dr Ian Paul for an update on the July session of the Church of England’s General Synod, its governing body. We spoke specifically around the topic of marriage and proposals...

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Same-sex blessings in Anglican churches delayed

Jul 8, 2023 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: Details regarding the final wording of the prayers were meant to be clarified during the convening of Synod in York this weekend. Controversial plans for same-sex couples to be blessed by the Church of...

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