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Vatican Permits First Blessing at ‘Homosexual Wedding’

Vatican Permits First Blessing at ‘Homosexual Wedding’

By Jules Gomes • February 26, 2024 •

A celebrity homosexual couple who intends to conceive a child through surrogacy has made history after the Vatican permitted the blessing of the duo at a "religious wedding," held two days after their civil wedding. Father Francisco Gordalina blessed Uruguayan television personality 82-year-old Carlos Perciavalle and his 47-year-old partner Jimmy Castilhos at a party for 400 guests. The couple publicly advertised it as "the first [Catholic] religious wedding in the world" of its kind.   Read more

Luxembourg Cardinal Calls for Optional Priestly Celibacy

Luxembourg Cardinal Calls for Optional Priestly Celibacy

By Church Militant • February 26, 2024 •

The archbishop of Luxembourg thinks optional priestly celibacy could attract more men to the priesthood. Read more

Germany Penalizes Convert Cabbie for Bible Quote

Germany Penalizes Convert Cabbie for Bible Quote

By Jules Gomes • February 23, 2024 •

A former Muslim who converted to Christianity after experiencing a miraculous healing has been fined by the city of Essen for displaying a tiny Bible verse on his taxi's rear window. Read more

Belgian Bishops Propose Radical Changes

Belgian Bishops Propose Radical Changes

By Church Militant • February 22, 2024 •

Belgian bishops have reportedly launched discussions on allowing women deacons and ending mandatory priestly celibacy. Read more

Ecuador Decriminalizes Euthanasia Amid Debate

Ecuador Decriminalizes Euthanasia Amid Debate

By Church Militant • February 21, 2024 •

Ecuador's decision to decriminalize euthanasia has sparked significant concern among the Catholic community.  Read more

Police Arrest Homosexual Priest for Peddling Viagra

Police Arrest Homosexual Priest for Peddling Viagra

By Jules Gomes • February 21, 2024 •

Police in Spain have busted a diocesan priest and his boyfriend for trafficking in Viagra, a medication to treat erectile dysfunction, and other aphrodisiacs. Read more

Vienna Cathedral Turns Jesus Upside Down for Lent

Vienna Cathedral Turns Jesus Upside Down for Lent

By Jules Gomes • February 20, 2024 •

A controversial art installation at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna that turns the Shroud of Turin upside down has sparked outrage among faithful Catholics. Read more

Francis Appoints ‘Women Clergy’ Advocates to Synod

Francis Appoints ‘Women Clergy’ Advocates to Synod

By Jules Gomes • February 19, 2024 •

Pope Francis has appointed as consultors to the Synod on Synodality three women who are pushing for the ordination of female deacons and priests. Read more

Italian Prelates Participate in Freemasonry Seminar

Italian Prelates Participate in Freemasonry Seminar

By Jules Gomes • February 16, 2024 •

Leading Italian prelates, including a cardinal, are participating in a "dialogue" seminar with Italy's leading freemasons to seek reconciliation between Catholic and Masonic values.  Read more

Spanish Bishop Blasts Evils of Porn

Spanish Bishop Blasts Evils of Porn

By Church Militant • February 16, 2024 •

A Spanish bishop is sounding off against pornography, saying government efforts to curb its use will fail unless people learn the kind of Christ-like love that undergirds marriage and family. Read more

Panamanian Cardinal Resigns After Disappearance Incident

Panamanian Cardinal Resigns After Disappearance Incident

By Church Militant • February 16, 2024 •

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, a prominent figure in the Panamanian Catholic Church, was found safe on Feb. 1 after being reported missing two days earlier. The incident, which sparked widespread concern and a police investigation, concluded with the cardinal's safe return and a public apology for what he described as a thoughtless prank. The Vatican announced on Feb. 15 that Pope Francis accepted the cardinal's resignation.  Read more

Proposed Hong Kong Law Sparks Fears of Religious Persecution

Proposed Hong Kong Law Sparks Fears of Religious Persecution

By Church Militant • February 15, 2024 •

A religious freedom advocate from Hong Kong is sounding the alarm over proposed legislation that could further restrict religious liberty and lead to the persecution of the Catholic Church and other Christian groups. Read more

Pope Picks Big Pharma Vax Scientist for Pro-Life Body

Pope Picks Big Pharma Vax Scientist for Pro-Life Body

By Jules Gomes • February 15, 2024 •

Pope Francis has picked a non-Catholic scientist who helped create the abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccine to serve as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Read more

Vatican Secretary Promotes Dialogue Amid Global Unrest

Vatican Secretary Promotes Dialogue Amid Global Unrest

By Church Militant • February 13, 2024 •

The Vatican's secretary of state, Cdl. Pietro Parolin, recently weighed in about ongoing demonstrations sweeping Italy and other parts of Europe. Farmers' protests, driven by soaring production costs, have drawn significant attention, prompting the high-ranking Vatican official to advocate for sustainable solutions and the prioritization of human dignity. Read more

Pope Francis Canonizes Argentina’s First Female Saint

Pope Francis Canonizes Argentina’s First Female Saint

By Church Militant • February 13, 2024 •

In a ceremony held Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis canonized María Antonia of St. Joseph, affectionately known in Argentina as "Mama Antula," marking her as Argentina's first female saint.  Read more