Synod testimony on welcoming gay couples is ‘damaging’, says pro-family coalition

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ROME, 7 October 2014: A testimony given to the Synod about welcoming homosexual couples has been called ‘damaging’ by a concerned international coalition of pro-family groups.

Voice of the Family http://voiceofthefamily.info made the comments following the testimony given yesterday by Ron and Mavis Pirola, one of the married couples …

Catechesis, not confusion, needed to reclaim families for Church, says Cardinal Burke

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Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (the Church’s highest judicial authority, has given a wide-ranging and particularly hard-hitting interview to Vatican Radio. Every part of the interview is valuable, so it is hard to choose the most important quotations. Here is our best selection:

“One of the

Catechesis, not confusion, needed to reclaim families for Church, says Cardinal Burke

cardinal-burke

Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura (the Church’s highest judicial authority, has given a wide-ranging and particularly hard-hitting interview to Vatican Radio. Every part of the interview is valuable, so it is hard to choose the most important quotations. Here is our best selection:

“One of the

Synod: radical Bonny proposals rejected comprehensively in response by pro-life coalition

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Rome, 6 October 2014: Radical proposals by a Belgian bishop for the family Synod in Rome have been rejected comprehensively by a growing international coalition of pro-family groups.

Johan Bonny, the Catholic bishop of Antwerp, made the proposals in an Open Letter, published 1 September http://kerknet.be/admin/files/assets/subsites/4/documenten/SYNOD_ON_FAMILY_ENG.pdf

The response by …