Early markers put down over same-sex marriage

04 June 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
The stage is set for confrontation at the Synod on the Family in October with European bishops at separate meetings last week giving conflicting messages.One gathering last week attended by bishops from Germany, France and Switzerland attempted to revisit the Church’s teaching on the family, while another attended by Polish bishops and the President of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith stressed it could never change. The Presidents of the German and French bishops’ conferences, Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Archbishop Georges Pontier, were among those taking part in the study day at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. The other meeting, in Torun in northern Poland, was sponsored by the conservative Radio Maryja.The Rome meeting, five months ahead of the secon

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