The Archbishop of Malta, who works in the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, made the comments in a new interview with his country's top daily.
The release comes just weeks after a Pope Francis-approved declaration allowed for the blessing of couples in "irregular" situations, including gays.
Fr John McKenzie welcomes the headline-making declaration from Rome that Catholic clergy can bless same-sex couples and the irregularly remarried.
Yet another bombshell from the Vatican on LGBTQ+ issues greenlights same-sex blessings—though maintaining a traditional view of marriage.
Efran Menny resurfaces an oft-forgotten letter from a famed Black activist (and lapsed Catholic) to John Paul II, urging him to act for Black liberation.
Dr. Valerie Lewis-Mosley and Nate Tinner-Williams discuss with Manns the historic meeting in Rome that left her energized about synodality and the future of the Church.
The activists have long called for an exception to the notably unwieldy canonization process—which has yet to produce a single Black American saint.
In a letter to the editor, Aaron Beswick says transgender people cannot be banned from godparenting based simply on simplistic criteria.
Briana Jansky of Tyler, Texas, explains how her erstwhile shepherd—removed this month by the Vatican—led her flock astray and nearly sabotaged her faith.
The new document from Rome also answers similar questions concerning homosexual people and those in same-sex relationships (including marriage).
As the synod rolls on in Rome, African Americans plan to make their voices heard in the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints. Ralph Moore Jr. explains.
The new communique originated in the summer but was published on Monday by the head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The overture comes amid a fierce legal battle for the state's right to execute, and for the outgoing governor's plan to grant widespread clemency.