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Catholic Church Same Sex Marriage

Cardinal Slams Door Shut On Catholic Church Blessing Same Sex Couples

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A leading Vatican cardinal said on Thursday the Roman Catholic Church will never bless gay marriage, wading into a controversy over the is...

It's Bishop vs Bishop On Anti-Gay Laws

Religious News Service | David Gibson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Roman Catholic hierarchy has generally been viewed as a unified bloc in opposition to gay rights, but the emergence of especially punitive m...

Vatican Family Minister Backtracks On Support For Gay Couples

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A top Vatican official blamed the media for "derailing" his recent remarks on possible legal protections for unmarried couples, whi...

The Catholic Case For Marriage Equality

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

Dear Catholics: If marriage is on the ballot in your state, chances are you've received a "personal appeal" from your bishop. Marriage equality, the letter says, doesn't reflect the church's concept of family. My letter to you makes a different personal appeal.

Yes, Marriage Discrimination Is Fishy

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

If the Catholic view on abstaining from meat on Fridays imposed a personal obligation on them but didn't required anything from non-Catholics, then why does the Catholic view of marriage have to be enshrined in law?

Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik Plays the Victim on Contraception While Attacking LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

The punishment Zubik's diocese dealt to me because of my marriage, and the way he continues to decry loving, committed same-sex couples just like my husband and me, is what initiated my journey out of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church Is Overstepping Its Bounds Against Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

I think people should vote as their faith dictates. However, I have a serious problem with a church official using his office or name to marshal large groups of people to vote in a particular way.

Marriage Equality and the Catholic Bishops

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The most vehement opponent of marriage equality in New York was the Catholic Church. That the leaders of the Church take this position is certainly their right, but it is a sorry testament to their understanding of their Church's own history in this nation.