What is your opinion on the introduction of gay marriage in Malta? I believe that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transexuals should be fully respected as human beings and citizens of our country They should never be unjustly discriminated against.
CNN A Jesuit high school in Indiana can no longer call itself "Catholic" because it employs a teacher engaged in a same-sex marriage, the Archbishop of Indianapolis says. An important message for the Brebeuf Jesuit community. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.
An official statement from Brebeuf states:. The decree follows a sincere and significant disagreement. The statement continues:.
McNeill, whose scholarly writings helped galvanize gay and lesbian Catholics, died Sept. The year-old author, psychotherapist and pioneer of gay civil rights had cancer, said his nephew, Timothy McNeill. Born Sept.
Bianchi University of California Press, pp. The Catholic Church understands herself as the legatee of universal and immutable truths about God and man, claiming a divine guarantee that she never has taught, and never will teach, error. As a Basque soldier named Ignatius Loyola came to realize with particular clarity, this position is either true or insane: Only moral cowardice or intellectual muddle could make room for a middle ground.
August 24, — U. But that challenge is also where grace abounds because L. Catholics have felt excluded from the church for so long that any experience of welcome can be life-changing—a healing moment that can inspire them to go to Mass again, return them to the faith and even help them to believe in God again.
Advertisement Close X. By the time Martin arrived home, the letter was major news across the world and his friends were bombarding him with messages. More than just a historic rebuke of a sitting pope the letter was a call to conservative prelates sidelined by Francis and eager to reopen the debate within the Church over homosexuality.
The canon law of the Catholic Church requires that clerics "observe perfect and perpetual continence for the sake of the kingdom of heaven". Inthe Church clarified that men with "deeply rooted homosexual tendencies" cannot be ordained. Nevertheless, a senior Vatican official confirmed a report in Corriere della Sera that gay men who are closeted and chaste abstain from sexual activity for at least three years will still be allowed to become priests,  and others have argued that the church would be unable to enforce an outright ban even if it tried. However, this was left to bishops to enforce and most did not, holding homosexuals to the same standards of celibate chastity as heterosexual seminarians.
But when you get to the level of religious, what is the control that a bishop still has? Father Paulson says that the archbishop wants all Catholic schools in Indianapolis to include language in their contracts and handbooks defining every teacher as a minister. Martens says that the Jesuits have 10 days to appeal the decree once it is issued.