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The Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions

Corby Brooke, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The Catholic Church has stated that it cannot bless same-sex unions based on ecclesial doctrine. In other words, same-sex unions do not fall within the catechism of the Church. According to journalist...

Pope Francis takes steps toward equality, names Wilton Gregory as cardinal

Mads Bradley, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

When Pope Francis was elected in 2013, he made history by being the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas and the first non-European pope since the eighth century. Since his election, he...

Pope makes remarks regarding gay marriage and abortion, sparks criticism

Pope makes remarks regarding gay marriage and abortion, sparks criticism

Ty Gooch, Staff Writer October 4, 2013

The recently elected Pope Francis may be more liberal than you think. With his recent comments on gay marriage and abortion, the pope faces heavy criticism from Catholics and other Christians alike. “We...

Benedict resigns, Francis named pope in record time

Benedict resigns, Francis named pope in record time

Sydney Hawkins, Staff Writer March 29, 2013

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis of Buenos Aires was elected by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13 in the shortest papal conclave in history. The 85-year-old...

Irish government releases enslaved Magdalene women

Brittany Murdock, Staff Writer February 22, 2013

For years, select women in Ireland have been banished by their government to workhouses — or laundries — operated by Catholic nuns. While living in the Magdalene Laundries, female residents endured...

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