Mixed blessings: The Vatican document everyone's talking about

Vol. 9 | No. 1 | January 12, 2024

On the cover: The Vatican’s new document Fiducia Supplicans on blessings for those in same-sex or “irregular” relationships has probably left the average Catholic with more questions than answers. What does it really say, and why is it so controversial? On Page 10, we break down the saga of the document’s reception with a sampling of some key reactions that illustrate what’s at stake. On Page 20, John Allen explains why the impact of Fiducia on the global Church may be more limited than we think.

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