Spanish Bishop Can Condemn Biden’s Blasphemy – So Why Can’t Most U.S. Bishops?

President Joe Biden has come under fire for making the sign of the cross during a rally criticizing measures that restrict abortion. Among his critics are José Ignacio Munilla, the bishop of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, who called Biden’s gesture a “sacrilege.” Biden went to Tampa, Florida, on April 23 for a campaign stop one week … Read more

Spanish Archbishop: ‘I Am Not Going to Bless Even One Homosexual Union’

“I am not going to bless even one homosexual union,” said the archbishop of Granada, Spain, José María Gil Tamayo, when asked about the application of the declaration Fiducia Supplicans on the pastoral meaning of blessings, published in December by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF). In a meeting with journalists held … Read more

French Bishops Back Gay Blesssings, Saying It’s ‘An Encouragement’

The Permanent Council of the French Bishops’ Conference has expressed its support for the Fiducia Supplicans declaration of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith on pastoral blessings. The council noted in a Jan. 10 statement that “it had a certain impact on public opinion, in particular because of the sensitive topics that it … Read more