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Now The English Speaking Catholic Church Will 'Provide for Homosexuals' Not Welcome Them

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The tug-of-war at the Vatican over calls for the Catholic Church to be more open to gays and cohabiting couples intensified Thursda...

Has The Catholic Church Been 'Outmarketed' On Gay Marriage?

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of gay marriage and has been "c...

Lila Shapiro

Maggie Gallagher, Leading Gay Marriage Opponent: 'I Would Love Nothing More Than To Be Wrong' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices

When Pope Francis urged Catholics to "find a new balance," saying that the Catholic Church had grown "obsessed" with abortion, gay marriage and contra...

Lila Shapiro

The Side Of 'The First Openly Gay Male Country Star' You Haven't Seen | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices

As a member of a tight-knit Catholic community in Lemont, Ill., Steve Grand could often be found making money in recent years by singing Christian son...

Catholic Church Unfriendly to LGBT People? No, Living a Split Reality

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

While Catholics in general are supportive of LGBT people, the church is still perceived as unwelcoming. This seems to indicate that the church is so identified with the positions assumed by its leadership that the reality among "rank-and-file" Catholics is rendered meaningless.

Weeklings!: How Catholicism Made Me Gay (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

I spent 18 years as a practicing Catholic, and after much consideration, I realize I wouldn't be the towering gay organism I am now without my church background.

WATCH: Howard Bragman's 'Gwissues' Tackles Catholicism And The LGBT Community

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

In the latest episode, I and guest panelists Jim Smith (program manager of Dignity USA), Mike Moroski (equal rights activist) and Brent Childers (executive director of Faith in America) discuss hopes for a new, reformed pope and how Catholicism plays a role within the LGBT community.

Lila Shapiro

Does Pope's Departure Open Gay Rights Window? | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Jeannine Gramick, a Roman Catholic nun and co-founder of a U.S. ministry for gay and lesbian Catholics, met Pope Benedict XVI only once, by chance, on...

Acting in Love to Support All Love

Christine Organ | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Christine Organ

Today we celebrate a man. A humble man, but an inspired man. A beaten man, but a brave man. A pragmatic man, but hopeful man. As we celebrate, however, I worry that, were he still alive today, he would be saddened by our nation's tolerance of exclusion and injustice.

'Nones' On The Rise: How Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Churches Are Creating Their Own Demise

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I've always felt we religiously unaffiliated "Nones" were a tiny minority. But here we are, surging in an America that's been steeped in religious dogma, where Republican politics has been overrun by zealots hellbent on controlling women's bodies and discriminating against gays.

Priest Raps: 'No To Gay Marriage, Yes To You'

Posted 09.27.2012 | Gay Voices

"Although the Church says 'No' to gay marriage, it still says, 'Yes' to you." That's the overriding message of "Yes to You," a bizarre, spoken-word...

WATCH: Gay Priest Blasts Catholic Church's Gay Marriage Views In Impassioned Speech

Posted 06.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A gay Catholic priest delivered this impassioned speech in support of marriage equality in a Minneapolis suburb last week, but its message is no doubt...

Catholic Priest Applauded For Marriage Equality Stance

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

A Catholic priest in Washington got a standing ovation Sunday when he announced to his congregation that the parish would not be joining an effort to ...

The Pope's Latest Anti-Gay Rant Is Bigoted and Bizarre

Wayne Besen | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

As for the claim that the future of humanity is in jeopardy, it seems to be a figment of the pope's vivid imagination. Life in New England has not changed one iota since marriage equality was established.

Catholic Church Bans Gay-Friendly Clergy Leaders From Speaking At Holiday Services In Castro

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.23.2011 | San Francisco

This month, Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco's Castro District was left disappointed after Archbishop George Niederauer asked the p...

Andrea Stone

Nichi Vendola Is Gay, Catholic And Gunning To Slap Down Silvio Berlusconi | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- He has been called the Italian Barack Obama -- an improbably elected official who has mobilized his country's youth in an Internet-driven ...

Cardinal George, Catholic Church Fight Civil Unions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the few days of Springfield legislating between the November elections and the swearing-in of a new Assembly in January, myriad interest groups are...

This Week in Bigotry

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

1. In an attempt to "rebrand" Arizona, whose recent immigration law has been called racist, Governor Jan Brewer bans teaching ethnic studies.

Gay Liberation Network Plans To Picket Holy Name Cathedral For National Freedom To Marry Day

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In recognition of National Freedom to Marry Day, the Chicago-based LGBT advocacy organization Gay Liberation Network has planned an informational pick...

Roman Catholic Cardinal: Gays 'Will Never Go To Heaven'

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homosexuals and transsexuals "will never enter the kingdom of heaven", a leading Roman Catholic cardinal said on Wednesday. Cardinal Javier Lozano Ba...

A Sermon for Our Times: Bishop Gene Robinson in the Face of Fear

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Debra Haffner

To appease those who oppose the ordination of gay clergy and leaders, the Archbishop fo Canterbury has excluded the openly gay Bishop Robinson of New Hampshire from attending.