Can a homosexual become a priest?
QUESTION: can a homosexual become a priest? ANSWER: When we talk about homosexuality, it is necessary to distinguish between homosexual inclination and practice. If a person has only this inclination, but does not practice sexual relations with persons of the same sex, does not violate the moral law, then this cannot be called an insurmountable […]
Pope met with the President of Austria
Pope Francis at a meeting with the President of Austria (Vatican Media) On June 7, Pope Francis received Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Republic of Austria, at a private audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Victor Vladimirov – Vatican City According to the Vatican Press Hall, during the friendly meeting, good bilateral relations […]
What’s wrong with same-sex couples adopting children?
QUESTION: What’s wrong with same-sex couples adopting children? Can’t a couple of two men or two women give a child the warmth and love it needs? And, in any case, the child will be better than in the orphanage. ANSWER: so that children can develop normally, they need not only warmth and love, but a […]
Pope appointed Ivan Yurkovich nuncio in Canada
– Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Ivan Yurkovich, titular Archbishop of Krbava, formerly the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva and the World Trade Organization, as the Apostolic Nuncio in Canada, as well as the representative of the Holy See to the International Organization for Migration. Read also 06/03/2020 Vatican: […]
The Vatican has defended the rights of national minorities
Monsignor Janusz Urbanczyk Monsignor Janusz Urbanczyk, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), spoke at a regular meeting of the Permanent Council of this body. The focus was on the report of the High Commissioner for National Minorities, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov. […]
How should a Catholic treat a nude model?
QUESTION: how to relate, from the point of view of morality, to drawing a nude model in the classroom at an art school? ANSWER: the topic of nudity is rather controversial, since it is not about depicting any object, but about a person. The human body has a very definite meaning, since it expresses the […]
U.S. recognizes Vatican financial rules for customer due diligence
Vatican Institute of Religious Affairs (IOR) The Internal Revenue Service has designated the Holy See and the Vatican City State as a high financial security and customer due diligence jurisdiction. Victor Vladimirov – Vatican City The laws of the Vatican City State and the Holy See, which have increased transparency and oversight in financial matters […]
What should be sex education according to Christian principles?
QUESTION: What should be the sex education of adolescents according to Christian principles? What is the best way to present to them the teaching of the Church in this area? ANSWER: often parents, teachers and even catechists offer children something like a “list”: what is allowed and what is not. This is an erroneous approach: […]
Negative theology for the 21st century
– On June 3 and 4, Rome will host an international conference on negative (apophatic) theology. The conference is organized by the Pontifical Theological Academy and the Theological Faculty of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Olga Sakun – Vatican City “Negative theology,” the organizers said in the informational message, “characterized the approach of […]
Is anorexia a purely medical problem or is it a sin?
QUESTION: is anorexia a purely medical problem or is it a sin? ANSWER: Nutritional problems, so-called eating disorders, are far more common than most of us realize. The age of these disorders is steadily decreasing; they cover not only girls, but also boys, and in more or less obvious forms – and adults. The basis […]