Vatican, Polish Bishop Respond Quickly After Priest “Comes Out” as Gay

You probably saw the news today:  A Polish priest serving as a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome came out as gay. More than that, Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa expressed happiness and pride at being a "gay priest," and reported that he has a boyfriend with whom he enjoys a close relationship.Father Charamsa, who has lived in Rome for 17 years, also serves as assistant secretary of the International Theological Commission and teaches theology at two of Rome’s Pont … [Read more...]

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LCWR Responds After Tense Meeting With CDF’s Cardinal Gerhard Müller

On May 8, the Leadership Council of Women Religious (LCWR) issued a statement on their April 30 meeting with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.The statement is significant in that it's a hopeful sign that the organization has heard the concerns expressed by Rome and may, in fact, be ready to listen--valuing its canonical status which has been conferred by the Holy See more than it values its autonomy.Because it's so important a document, I'm permitting the Sisters to … [Read more...]

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