Msgr. Oliver said that he had been given a warm welcome in Boston, but did not know what he would be doing next, describing himself as being in a “free agent period, just like professional athletes.”
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In June 2020, Pope Francis named a commissioner to reform the administration of the Fabric, where documents and computers were seized at the request of judicial authorities.
After the new Vatican decree limits Masses at side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the greatest and busiest churches in the world falls into near empty silence each morning. This week on Register radio we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin about the new decree, plus we review Holy Week and Easter schedules at the Vatican and in Rome, and we check in on the controversies swirling around the Vatican’s statement on same-sex unions and blessings. And then, Register contributor Kathy Schiffer joins us to discuss the new film Resurrection that is out just in time for Easter.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Sources say that two senior cardinals wanted to bring the president of the German bishops’ conference to Rome for correction regarding his recent controversial comments, but were overruled by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has emphasized the dignity of all including those with same-sex attraction, Cardinal Turkson said, adding that the Pope is “calling on families to welcome their children who may have some such tendencies.”
After Vatican Says Same-Sex Unions Cannot be Blessed, White House Reaffirms Biden’s Support for Them
When asked by a reporter on Monday if the president had a response to the Vatican’s statement, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said he had no “personal response” but reaffirmed the president’s long-standing support for same-sex unions.
Answering the question “does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?,” the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith responded, “negative.”
A plenary indulgence can be obtained during Holy Week for oneself or for a deceased person if certain works established by the Church are performed.
Employees of the Holy See won’t face automatic dismissal if they refuse vaccination on grounds of conscience, but concerns persist about whether their conscience rights are being fully acknowledged.