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Amoris Laetitia Unpacked

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s presentation “Unpacking Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia,” given at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish on Thursday evening, June 23rd, 2016. 90 more words

At Random

The Franciscan, Easter 2016

The Easter edition of The Franciscan has just been published and, as usual, has lots of news and photos for your reading and interest. Click here… 123 more words

Love is a Battlefield: The Politics of Same-Sex Unions in Italy

Marriage equality is arguably one of the most defining socio-political developments of the 21st century, with 18 countries worldwide now recognising the right for two consenting adults in a committed relationship to enjoy the same legal protections and… 1,132 more words


Italy’s newly legal same-sex unions “a victory with a hole in the heart”

Despite fierce opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and prime minister Matteo Renzi’s political opponents, the Italian Senate passed a historic bill recognizing same-sex civil unions. 212 more words

Activism And Protest

Italy: Anti-gay marriage #FamilyDay rally smaller than expected?

Early media reports were predicting “hundreds of thousands” of people would turn out for a so-called #FamilyDay rally in Rome today to protest against legislation that would legalize same-sex unions in Italy. 98 more words

Same-sex Marriage

Metropolitan Joseph: "this exclusive union of love which alone is fertile and thus the nursery of the human race until the end of time"

This from Metropolitan Joseph, Archbishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Church of North America, in an ‘Archiepiscopal Directive On so-called “same-sex marriage”’ issued on October 29, 2015. 187 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

Same Sex Marriage - We are fighting for human decency

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Response to – It’s an urban myth that same-sex couples and married heterosexuals have equal legal rights… 351 more words