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Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

Diocese: Priest’s omission of palm blessing in protest over Vatican ruling ‘reprehensible’

A Catholic diocese in Italy has described a priest’s refusal to bless palms on Sunday because of the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex unions as “reprehensible.” The Diocese of Spezia-Sarzana-Brugnato said that the matter was being addressed according to Church norms. Fr. Giulio Mignani,

The Faith Once for All Delivered

The Faith Once for All Delivered

People have noted that the Fundamental Text of the German Synodal Way threatens outright schism in the Church over issues such as homosexuality, women priests, marriage, and much more. But it also distorts various theological questions. And it’s well worth taking a careful look at that as

‘No easy answers’: Top German Catholic bishop responds to Vatican’s ‘no’ on same-sex blessings

‘No easy answers’: Top German Catholic bishop responds to Vatican’s ‘no’ on same-sex blessings

A leading German Catholic bishop responded to the Vatican’s rejection of blessings for same-sex couples on Monday by saying that there were “no easy answers” to the issue. Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops’ conference, made the comment March 15 after the Vatican’s Congregation for