CATHOLIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CATHOLIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Catholic bishops reject a wider welcome to gays, divorced members http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58541765-80/church-bishops-francis-gays.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58541765-80/church-bishops-francis-gays.html.csp">Catholic bishops reject a wider welcome to gays, divorced members</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T16:19:48.509-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Catholic bishops meeting here narrowly defeated proposals that would have signaled greater acceptance of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, a sign of the deep divisions facing the hierarchy as Pope Francis continues his push for a more open church. While the various proposals received a majority of support from the bishops gathered for the Synod on the Family, they failed Saturday to receive the required two-thirds majority that would have carried the weight of formal appro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58541765@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:19:48 MDT 7 lessons from the Vatican’s wild and crazy Synod on the Family http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58542271-80/francis-synod-church-bishops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58542271-80/francis-synod-church-bishops.html.csp">7 lessons from the Vatican’s wild and crazy Synod on the Family</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID GIBSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T15:41:01.567-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 03:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pope Francis and senior Catholic leaders wrapped up their two-week Vatican summit on the challenges of modern family life Sunday without reaching a consensus on a number of hot-button topics. So where does that leave Francis’ papacy? And the church? Here are seven takeaways: 1. Hard-liners won the battle A midpoint status report on the debate among some 190 cardinals and bishops was described as a “pastoral earthquake” because of its unprecedented (for Catholic churchmen) language of welcome...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58542271@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:41:01 MDT Utah Catholics: Will ‘stunning’ shift on gays stick? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58518085-80/church-document-catholics-dodge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58518085-80/church-document-catholics-dodge.html.csp">Utah Catholics: Will ‘stunning’ shift on gays stick?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-20T16:20:03.756-06:00">Updated Oct 20, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A document issued Monday in Rome was portrayed as “stunning” and a “seismic shift” in the way the Catholic Church deals with gay people. But it also is preliminary and subject to the vagaries of a quick translation into English, noted Catholic observers in Utah. “It’s a rough and ready translation and it [the Vatican] tells you upfront this is not official,” said Scott Dodge, a deacon at Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine. Dodge blogged Monday about the document, a summary of the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58518085@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:20:03 MDT Welcome to gays? Catholic bishops decide against it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58535569-68/bishops-draft-catholic-francis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58535569-68/bishops-draft-catholic-francis.html.csp">Welcome to gays? Catholic bishops decide against it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DANIELA PETROFF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-18T19:47:54.545-06:00">Updated Oct 18, 2014 07:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The bishops failed to approve even a watered-down section on ministering to homosexuals that stripped away the welcoming tone of acceptance contained in a draft document earlier in the week. Rather than considering gays as individuals who had gifts to offer the churc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58535569@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:47:54 MDT Analysis: It’s conscience vs. authority as Catholics weigh changes at family synod http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58524992-80/catholics-church-catholic-authority.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58524992-80/catholics-church-catholic-authority.html.csp">Analysis: It’s conscience vs. authority as Catholics weigh changes at family synod</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACOB LUPFER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T19:00:00.749-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 07:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A midpoint report from this month’s Synod of Bishops reveals that Catholic leaders are considering more conciliatory language toward gays and lesbians, divorced and remarried Catholics, and couples who live together before getting married. Meeting with nearly 200 senior prelates and several dozen lay experts and observers at the Vatican, Pope Francis has deliberately engineered a lively discussion of issues concerning marriage and family life. This assembly, and a follow-up summit in 2015, will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524992@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:00:00 MDT Catholic bishops say gays have gifts to offer church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58516240-68/church-bishops-catholics-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58516240-68/church-bishops-catholics-gay.html.csp">Catholic bishops say gays have gifts to offer church</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-16T18:59:30.019-06:00">Updated Oct 16, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Gay-rights groups hailed a “seismic shift” by the Catholic Church on Monday after bishops said homosexuals had gifts to offer the church and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided gays with “precious” support. In a preliminary report halfway through a Vatican meeting on family life, the bishops also said the church must recognize the “positive” aspects of civil unions and even Catholics who cohabitate, with the aim of bringing them to a lifelong commitment i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585162402014-10-16T18:59:30.019-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-16T18:59:30.019-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58516240@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:59:30 MDT Conservative Catholic bishops move away from gay overture http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58519775-68/church-bishops-document-vatican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58519775-68/church-bishops-document-vatican.html.csp">Conservative Catholic bishops move away from gay overture</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T19:38:11.907-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 07:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis’ vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic. On Tuesday, conservative bishops distanced themselves from the document’s unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced Catholics, calling it an “unacceptable” deviation from church teaching that doesn’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585197752014-10-14T19:38:11.907-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-14T19:38:11.907-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58519775@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:38:11 MDT Pope, prelates get crash course on joys of sex http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58505403-80/church-vatican-bishops-catholic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58505403-80/church-vatican-bishops-catholic.html.csp">Pope, prelates get crash course on joys of sex</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T15:32:30.603-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 03:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex from a Catholic couple brought in to talk about what makes a marriage last. Ron and Mavis Pirola, parents of four from Sydney, Australia, told a Vatican gathering of some 200 prelates that sexual attraction brought them together 57 years ago and that sex has helped keep them married for 55 years. “The little things we did for each other, the telephone calls and love notes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585054032014-10-09T15:32:30.603-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-09T15:32:30.603-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58505403@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:32:30 MDT Top Vatican cardinal wants to speed up annulments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58504045-68/vatican-marriage-bishops-cardinal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58504045-68/vatican-marriage-bishops-cardinal.html.csp">Top Vatican cardinal wants to speed up annulments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICOLE WINFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T09:12:33.227-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 09:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • The Vatican’s top lawyer says he favors a radical change in how the Catholic Church handles marriage annulments to speed them up and reduce costs and red tape. Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmiero is a key member of a commission of experts Pope Francis appointed in August to study ways to streamline the process. Catholics have long complained that it can take years to get an annulment, if they can get one at all. Some dioceses in the developing world don’t even have a tribunal. Cathol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585040452014-10-09T09:12:33.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-09T09:12:33.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58504045@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:12:33 MDT Pope to bishops: Be creative about families’ needs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58489875-68/francis-church-families-synod.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58489875-68/francis-church-families-synod.html.csp">Pope to bishops: Be creative about families’ needs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANCES D’EMILIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-05T11:27:01.959-06:00">Updated Oct 5, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • Pope Francis has called for a creative, humble approach as the Vatican ponders why many in the Catholic Church have gone their own way on sexual and family issues like contraception, pre-marital sex and divorce. A Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday opened a two-week meeting of 200 cardinals and bishops from around the world, who know that many in their flock, despite considering themselves Catholic, defy church teaching on sexual matters. The most contentious issues include ba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584898752014-10-05T11:27:01.959-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-05T11:27:01.959-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58489875@www.sltrib.com Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:27:01 MDT Priests’ mistresses and wives remind the Vatican: Don’t forget about us http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58458616-80/women-celibacy-church-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58458616-80/women-celibacy-church-letter.html.csp">Priests’ mistresses and wives remind the Vatican: Don’t forget about us</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T10:45:02.698-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • For years, they have been invisible and often afraid to identify themselves. But the women sometimes dubbed “God’s rivals” no longer are willing to remain silent. Twenty-six Italian women who are married to or in relationships with Catholic priests want clerical celibacy to be overturned by the world’s bishops when they meet in Rome for their global synod on the family in October. And they are angry that Pope Francis has not responded to a letter they sent earlier this year urgin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58458616@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:45:02 MDT Parishioners divided over priest’s prohibition on gay couple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441934-68/bishop-catholic-parishioners-warfel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441934-68/bishop-catholic-parishioners-warfel.html.csp">Parishioners divided over priest’s prohibition on gay couple</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T17:43:43.511-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 05:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Great Falls, Mont. • A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest’s decision to prohibit a gay couple from receiving Communion unless they divorce, live separately and write a statement affirming that a marriage is between a man and a woman. Bishop Michael Warfel of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings met Saturday with about 300 parishioners of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Lewistown, where he also led a Mass. About half the parishioners...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584419342014-09-22T17:43:43.511-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T17:43:43.511-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441934@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:43:43 MDT Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58432791-82/marriage-catholic-catholics-marriages.html.csp">Op-ed: Catholics could learn from Mormons’ eternal marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nicholas G. Hahn III</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:24:08.098-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Pope Francis married 20 couples two weeks ago, it was the first time a pope had done so in over a decade. It’s too bad Francis seems to think half of all marriages aren’t valid. The pope said as much last year when he was asked on the papal plane about communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. His predecessor in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, the pope remarked, “used to say that as far as he was concerned, half of all marriages are null. But why did he say this? Because pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432791@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:24:08 MDT Letter of the week: NFL sycophants anger me http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402960-82/nfl-angry-rice-ray.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58402960-82/nfl-angry-rice-ray.html.csp">Letter of the week: NFL sycophants anger me</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.433-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On a balmy summer morning in 1980, I perched beatifically in the pews of my former church, intently passing the time before Mass by perusing a well-known Catholic newsweekly. “An angry man must never be crossed” was one admonishment to women I remember rather clearly. Another stated, “Let us admire those courageous women who withstand abuse from their husbands ...” I don’t know if Janay Rice is Catholic, but her troubling public statements are lamentable, as was her decision to marry her abuser...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402960@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58358925-82/church-lds-missionaries-ask.html.csp">Letter: If you want to know if I’m LDS, just ask</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T15:42:59.961-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few weeks ago, I was approached by two nicely dressed, polite missionaries who stopped by my condo to visit. I invited them in and, after a few minutes of cordial chitchat, I was asked, “Are you a member of the church?” My answer is always, “Yes.” I do belong to a church, specifically the Roman Catholic Church. I know what they really want to know is if I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I cannot imagine why missionaries do not just ask that specific question. This is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358925@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:42:59 MDT