Bishop Tobin criticized the recent Synod: “The concept of having a representative body of the Church voting on doctrinal applications and pastoral
solutions strikes me as being rather Protestant.”
Two Christian ministers could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex weddings.
An estimated 70,000 people, including Benedict XVI, were present at the beatification of Pope Paul VI, whom Francis called
'the great helmsman of the Council.'
Pope Francis, in the Synod’s concluding address, summarized the two-weeks' 'moments of tensions and temptations.'
The University of Notre Dame extended marriage benefits to those in same-sex marriages, prompting the local bishop to call upon the school
to affirm its fidelity to Catholic teaching.
City officials in Houston issued subpoenas demanding that five pastors turn in any sermons related to homosexuality; the five were opponents of a
gay rights ordinance.
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