Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fired for being a happy and proud gay priest

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa has been fired after coming out in newspaper interview and telling  he was proud to be gay and in love with a man whom he said was his boyfriend.
“I have to say who I am. I am a gay priest. I am a happy and proud gay priest,” he declared.
Vatican Spokesman, Rev. Federico Lombardi released a statement: “The decision to make such a pointed statement on the eve of the opening of the synod appears very serious and irresponsible, since it aims to subject the synod assembly to undue media pressure.”
Charamsa told reporters that his coming out had no relation to the bishops meeting on the family. He did hope that his words could add “a Christian voice” to the synod. The assembly is expected to address how the Church can better minister to gay people within the faith.

What a mess!

Mn. Charamsa with his boyfriend

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Third Australian State to recognize overseas gay marriages

Victoria will join the Australian states of New South Wales and Tasmania in registering same-sex marriages that are performed overseas, while Australians wait for marriage equality at home.
Under the proposal by the Victorian Government’s Minister for Equality Martin Foley, same-sex marriages would be recorded in the state’s relationship register so long as at least one of the people in the relationship is a resident of the state.
The register was created to allow same-sex couples to formalize their relationships for legal purposes in the absence of a formal legal institution for them to do so.
A poll has revealed 76 per cent of Australians want a national vote on whether gay marriage should be legalised or if the law should remain the same.

Martin Foley, Victoria's Minister for Equality, leads this initiative