Not So Fast! Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Won’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Gay marriage

The see-saw has tipped again in Michigan's volatile same-sex marriage brouhaha.Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder announced today that the state will not recognize the more than 300 same-sex marriages which took place last weekend.Governor Snyder acknowledged that the marriages were legal.  However, the state will not recognize the benefits of the same-sex marriages, until release of the stay which was imposed the following day by an appeals court. *     *     *     *     * THE … [Read more...]

“Bling Bishop” Is Gone; Now What?

Bishop of Bling

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, bishop of Limburg, "cannot, at the present moment, continue to exercise his episcopal ministry."That was the ruling today from the Vatican regarding the controversial "Bishop of Bling" following months of embarrassing revelations on his lavish spending for a new residence.  And yes, it was a justifiable concern:  The Limburg bishop's new digs cost an estimated €31 million ($43 million in U.S. dollars).  Vatican Insider reports: A Vatican statement iss … [Read more...]