- Jan 20, 2020
The Diocese of Grand Rapids said it supports the decision by one of its pastors to request a Michigan judge not to present herself for Communion at Mass because she is in same-sex marriage.
Two Italian bishops are currently making waves after issuing public statements allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments and apologizing for having “ignored” these couples in parish life, insisting that their decisions are in line with Pope Francis’s own view.
Francis hardly is the first pope to generate controversy, but he’s also a lightning rod, and not just in the United States.
A Ghanaian archbishop called on Christians to be modest in the celebration of weddings, noting that pressure on young people to have expensive weddings is partly to blame for couples living together without marrying.
Whatever one makes of Cardinal Godfried Dannneel’s politics or his role in the clerical abuse scandals, he was a real gentleman.
In the Pope Francis era, the most important doctrinal tussles in the Church seem to focus on the Eucharist.