Dutch Bishop: Fiducia Supplicans Is An Attempt To ‘Make Peace With A Secular Society’

A Dutch bishop has described the Vatican’s Fiducia Supplicans declaration, which permits nonliturgical blessings of homosexual couples, as an attempt to “make peace with a secular society.” However, Auxiliary Bishop Rob Mutsaerts of the Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands warned: “Peace at the expense of morality and truth” is a “most merciless peace imaginable.” … Read more

Leaving ‘Pride’ Behind: Answering The ‘Fiducia Supplicans’ Confusion

The Vatican’s release of the document Fiducia Supplicans late last year created massive confusion throughout the Catholic world. How should faithful Catholics respond to this document? And perhaps more importantly, how should we respond to the issues the document purports to address? After six months of observation and reflection, I would like to propose an … Read more

Lexington Priest AGAIN Violates the Terms of Fiducia Supplicans by Offering APPOINTMENTS for Same-Sex Blessings

Fr. Richard Watson has apparently learned nothing from the scandal he created earlier this year. A parish in the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky is offering blessings for same-sex couples by appointment, against the direction of the Vatican instructions which emphasize that such blessings should be spontaneous. Historic St. Paul Catholic Church in Lexington has highlighted … Read more

AS EXPECTED: Tucho Says No “Witch Hunt” for Priests Who Violate Fiducia Supplicans

Cardinal Victor Fernandez has again insisted that the Vatican directive Fiducia Supplicans does not allow for blessings of homosexual unions, but admitted that some priests may improperly provide such blessings. Reporting on his recent meeting with Coptic Pope Tawadros II, who had strongly rejected the Vatican directive, Cardinal Fernandez said that he had assured the … Read more

Polish Priest Participates in Public Ecumenical Ceremony to Bless Homosexual ‘Couples’

A Catholic priest in Poland has participated in a public ceremony to “bless” same-sex couples. The attempted “blessings” took place on May 17, during an ecumenical service at the Evangelical Reformed Parish in Warsaw in which both Catholic and Protestant clergy were present, including Michał Jabłoński, pastor of the Evangelical Reformed Parish, Halina Radacz, a … Read more

Fernández Attempts to Mend Relationship with Coptic Church in Wake of Disastrous Fiducia Supplicans

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, who heads the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF), met with the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church to discuss a rift caused by the recent Vatican declaration that permits nonliturgical blessings for same-sex couples. RELATED: Coptic Church Terminates Ecumenical Dialogue With Catholic Church Over Homosexual ‘Blessings’ In March … Read more

Homosexual Blessing Becomes Pseudo-Wedding in Spain

Confusion and chaos is what the Fiducia Supplians Declaration of Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández is causing throughout the Catholic world. Although the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith was at pains to emphasize that it had to be a brief blessing of 10-15 seconds and without liturgical vestments so as not … Read more

George Weigel: Unity in What?

Among the many urgent questions raised by the Synods on the Family in 2014 and 2015 and the current Synod on Synodality — questions that will inevitably bear on the next papal conclave — is that of unity: in what, precisely, does the unity of the Church consist? What is the content of the “one” … Read more

Tucho Spills the Beans: Fiducia Supplicans was Issued to Prevent Derailment of the Synod

The Fiducia supplicans declaration (discussed, criticized and disapproved by a multitude of bishops and Episcopal Conferences) had a very specific motivation that we will see in October if it achieves its objective or not. This week, the National Catholic Reporter reported statements by Cardinal Mario Grech, general secretary of the synod, where he confirmed at … Read more