civil union

Faithful Resistance to Pope Francis’s Call for Civil Union Laws

  Catholics have long extended the benefit of the doubt to Pope Francis when he frequently veers off the path of orthodoxy. With his latest statement regarding same-sex civil unions, there are no benefits in entertaining doubts. Many Catholics sense something is terribly wrong. “What we have to create is a civil union law,” says …

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Parliament Removes “Conscientious Objection”

Parliament’s second House, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), today, 1 July 2020, adopted the Civil Union Amendment Bill. The effect of this Bill is to remove the “conscientious objection clause” in section 6 of the Civil Union Act. This will force State marriage officers and magistrates to solemnise same-sex marriages – potentially in violation …

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