Results tagged “Catholic Church” from Last Word

Daniel Barutta, the President of Dignity/Washington, went on WUSA-9 to speak about the choice of Cardinal Bergoglio to be the new leader of the world's Catholic Church. The new "Pope Francis" has already become a controversial figure on gay blogs and news sites for past statements in which he reportedly railed against child adoption and marriage rights for gay people. Exact quotes ... [Read]

"[W]e would believe that same-sex relationships are profoundly harmful both physically, biologically, mentally, emotionally and I have to say spiritually to those involved. No society should facilitate or encourage anyone to enter into a same-sex relationship." Peter Kearney, spokesperson for the Catholic Church, to BBC Radio 5's Dominic Laurie. Kearney was discussing the church's dismay over the Scottish government's bold ... [Read]

"We are committed to a Scotland that is fair and equal and that is why we intend to proceed with plans to allow same-sex marriage and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships -- we believe that this is the right thing to do. The Scottish government has already made clear that no religious body will be compelled to conduct same-sex ... [Read]

"Clearly, if it is sensible to hold a referendum on independence, it is crucial that we have one on marriage. It is the only way the country can move forward on this issue. Let all those who have a view on this subject place their trust in the Scottish people and let Scotland decide." Cardinal Keith O'Brien, leader of ... [Read]