Church cannot bless same-sex unions -Vatican 

By |2021-03-16T11:09:41+01:00March 16th, 2021|News, Vatican|

The Vatican on Monday said the Catholic Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions despite their “positive elements”, saying it was impossible for God to “bless sin”. The powerful Vatican office responsible for defending church doctrine, The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), issued a response to the question, “Does

St. Peter’s Basilica to End Private Holy Masses, Restrict Masses in Extraordinary Form

By |2021-03-16T10:59:53+01:00March 16th, 2021|News, Vatican|

The dome of St. Peter's Basilica. / Credit: Luxerendering/Shutterstock. By Andrea Gagliarducci A new letter from the Vatican Secretariat of State has banned the private celebration of Masses at side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, effective March 22. The regulation might seem tailored to meet COVID restrictions, as Italy prepares to tighten its pandemic measures

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