Pastoral practice on gay couples ‘has overtaken church teaching’

by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt in THE TABLET, 20 April 2021 The head of the German bishops’ conference has said that the Church must “face” gay couples’ wishes for a church blessing. “The partners in homosexual partnerships want the Church’s blessing and they don’t want to receive it clandestinely. They want the Church to consider their lives worthy…

Homily, Easter Day 2021

Each of the four Gospels tells us that Jesus' empty tomb was first discovered by a woman. This is notable because in first-century Jewish society women could not serve as legal witnesses. In the case of John's Gospel, our text for today, the only person attending the tomb of the crucified Jesus is Mary of…