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Vatican Stalls On Accepting An Openly Gay Ambassador

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Religion

The Vatican has for weeks failed to accept the appointment of an openly gay diplomat as France's new ambassador, leading to speculation that the Holy ...

Debating My Gay Marriage? Don't Do Me Any Favors

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As a gay man who has been with my partner for almost 13 years and married for almost two, it felt nice to hear these two Christian groups making an effort towards gay people. But the feeling didn't last long.

Pope: 'God Is Not Afraid Of New Things'

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, sayin...

Conservative Catholics Strike Back Against Welcoming Gays

Religion News Service | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A day after signaling a warmer embrace of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, conservative cardinals hit back strongly Tuesda...

'Seismic' Shift on Gay People From the Vatican, but Will There Be Aftershocks?

Cathy Renna | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cathy Renna

I bet you all the money in the Vatican's coffers that Bill Donahue of the Catholic League is still screaming in his office -- or on Fox News -- as you read this. So I take all of this "news" with a grain of salt -- a huge grain of Mediterranean Sea salt.

'Who Are We To Judge?'

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Roman Catholic Church must be less judgmental of homosexuals and, while still opposing gay marriage, should welcome children of ga...

Not All Like That? If You Say So

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

When I first heard about Dan Savage's NALT ("Not All Like That") Christians Project, which features videos by Christians who are not anti-LGBT haters, I was very skeptical. In fact, I was so skeptical that I ignored it. But I had this niggling curiosity.

Pope Francis Says More Nice Words About LGBTs, Changes Nothing

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Pope Francis' Catholic Church isn't abandoning its anti-LGBT beliefs; it's just going to talk about them less often. The pontiff's comments were a response to the shifting politics around LGBT issues, not a new policy of inclusion. They are, at most, a change of style, not one of substance.

Awaiting the Fruits of the Pope's Southern Charm

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leonard Wrigley

I cannot consider the pope's words a step forward for the LGBT community as long as loving the person whom God intended for each of us to love is still seen by the Catholic Church as "sinful."

WATCH: Openly Gay Priest Sounds Off On Pope's Comments

Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis's comments that the Catholic church "can't marginalize" gay priests could be a turning point in the relationship between the church and t...

Cardinal George Weighs In On Pope's Comments On LGBTs

Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: Chicago's archbishop is weighing on comments made by Pope Francis, which many believe hinted at a m...

Pope Francis On Gays: Who Am I To Judge Them?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.19.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis has had a busy week at World Youth Day in Rio as he visited his slums and prisons, blessed the Olympic flag and brought three million peo...

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

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Cardinal Dolan Gives Us The Ol' Razzle-Dazzle

John Carroll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Carroll

Though the cardinal would like the LGBT community to accept his religious rhetoric, all razzle-dazzled up with words like "love" and "acceptance," it is basically just the same old hate-filled speech we've heard before, just said with a big smile and jazz hands.

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

Howard Bragman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay On Facebook: Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Catholic priest is shaking up the Italian media after reportedly coming out on Facebook. As Gay Star News is reporting, Don Mario Bonfanti decla...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Another Gay Church Employee Fired... Pro-Equality Catholics Need to Speak Out

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Until more lay Catholics, priests, and even bishops start to stand up and speak out against the Catholic hierarchy and its persecution of LGBT people, the bullying, oppression, and repression will continue unabated, and we'll continue to hear more sad stories like that of Al Fischer.

The Ghouls of Connecticut

John Stoehr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Stoehr

I'm a bit confused by news that the Archdiocese of Hartford is about to offer a program to help gay parishioners. The program, called Courage, does one the favor of recognizing one's gayness in exchange for a pledge to stop doing it with members of the same sex.

Homophobia In The Church: What Catholics Are Doing About It, And What Still Needs To Be Done

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Fortunately, many Catholics disregard the perverse and tyrannical efforts of the bishops to police the sex lives of Catholics and discern. But tuning out the hatred the bishops disseminate may not be enough when it comes to homophobia.

U Of I Reviewing Firing Of Lecturer Who Said Homosexuality Was 'Morally Wrong'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Illinois is now reviewing their firing of a professor who was removed after telling his class why the Catholic church believes that ...

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...