Canon law, i.e. the internal law of the Catholic Church, is not an interest many readers of this blog will share. Nevertheless, the piece published by a renowned canon law expert from the U.S., Ed Peters, is worth reading. This at a time when at Rome Pope Francis has issued a controversial and unprecedented document called Amoris Laetitia, which according to some interprets gives license to another group of public sinners, unrepenting adulterers, to receive the sacraments…
We are all sinners, but not all of us are public sinners. Public sinners are those “who make an objectively sinful state their way of life.”
Christian Lindner, the juvenile leader of the German Liberal Democrats (Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP) has anounced that legislation to introduce sodo-“marriage” will be his party’s condition for forming a coalition with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after the upcoming national elections in summer.
Many Germans are regrettably indifferent about marriage being defaced through the introduction of sodo-“marriage” – but aty the same time uncritical support for the LGBT agenda is not something that is likely to draw a lot of electoral support. Continue reading
Grave scandal in Malta, a small country not so long ago considered a bulwark of Christianity, in which the slaughtering of babies was (and still is) strictly forbidden, and divorce didn’t exist (it has been introduced just a few years ago). But the country’s two bishops, Charles Scicluna of Malta and Mario Grech of Gozo, seem determined to change this.
As LifeSiteNews reports, Archbishop Scicluna has come out with a surprising – and clearly heterodox – statement according which the introduction of same-sex “civil unions”, which would give legal status and privilege to those consistently engaging is sodomy, should be supported by the Church as it would be a “service to the dignity of these people.” Really? The service that a true pastor should offer his flock to lead them away, and protect them, from sin.
The Socialist-led Maltese Government, which was re-elected this week despite a series of scandals, is preparingto introduce within weeks homosexual “marriage” legislation.
As we reported earlier this week, the Socialist/Conservative coalition government in Austria has broken down, and new elections will take place in autumn. In this situation of divorce and settling of scores, the temptation is great to use the remaining months prior to the elections in order to out-vote the former coalition partner on a number of key issues. This is why the Greens and the Liberals (NEOS) in the Austrian Parliament today launched a motion to quickly get a law on so called “marriage equality” (so called, because it would put marriage on equal fooying with sexual perversion) adopted by themselves and the openly pro-sodomy Socialists.
The Socialists, however, did not go along. While affirming that they were in favour of sodo-“marriage”, they did not vote in favour of it, as Austrian media reported. Continue reading
Same-sex civil partnerships (and not, as Politico and other media falsely report, “marriages”) between sodomites have become legal in Slovenia, with a law coming into effect today that gives the mock “marriages” of sodomites largely the same status as to the future-ensuring genuine marriages, which are those between one man and one woman.
This law was adopted by the Slovenian Parliament in a truly provocative show of arrogance against the will of citizens, who in a referendum held in December 2015 had, with a clear majority of 63% v. 37% rejected this indecent “reform” project. The 2015 referendum was already the second popular vote on the subject, with a referendum held in 2012 leading to the same outcome. Continue reading
The Romanian Constitutional Court has announced that it will refer questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of a same-sex couple who wish to be recognised as spouses in Romania.
The Constitutional Court will seek clarification on whether a same-sex couple, “married” in Belgium, is entitled to be recognised as “spouses” in Romania by way of application of the EU Directive on family reunification with a EU citizen. Continue reading
Of the two politicians who might become the conservative candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in France, François Fillon has stated his opposition to sodo-marriage, whereas Alain Juppé‘s position remains ambiguous. Continue reading