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Pope Francis Gay Lobby

'Who Am I to Judge?'

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Although the pope did not suddenly change the church's view that LGBTQ people should remain celibate, whether as priests or as lay people, he did tell Christians around the world that it's time to live up to the highest values of the faith rather than descend to base disrespect for human beings.

I Take It Back! What Pope Francis Said (Part 2)

Michael Pettinger | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

While researching media reaction to Pope Francis' recent call for a "deep theology of women in the Church," I came across several pieces that got me thinking instead about the pope's comments on gays.

What Exactly Did Pope Francis Say?

Michael Pettinger | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

Who exactly is not being judged here? Gay Vatican bureaucrats, gay priests, or gays, period? And does it really matter? At the risk of being a nitpicking professor, trained in the close-reading habits of a literary scholar, I would argue that it does matter.

The Pope Said 'Gay' -- What Happens Next?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

To be sure, Popes do not change doctrine in off-the-cuff airplane interviews. The Catechism remains today as it was yesterday -- equal parts condemnation and conciliation. But something has changed, decisively so. And that is tone.

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...

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

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.29.2013 | 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...

'Gay Lobby' at the Vatican -- Really?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

A "gay lobby" at the Vatican? My first reaction to the leaking of the words of Pope Francis was, "If this Vatican 'gay lobby' is supposed to be working for me and the LGBT movement, we ought to fire them immediately!"

The Carnival Is Over

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

Pope Francis allegedly said that the Vatican is filled with gays, with queer networks and with a culture of granting professional favors to each other. Yet the pope has decided to clean up his shop. He is quoted as saying, "the carnival is over."

What Is The Vatican Saying To Gays?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

As a gay man and an Episcopal priest, I'm frankly extremely confused by the Vatican when it comes to the entire gay question. Am I loved by anybody there?

Is Pope Francis Waving a White Flag on Gay Marriage?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Having railed against gay marriage back when he was in Argentina, only to lose that battle, he may be seeing that the handwriting is on the wall and that he's got better things to do. And that can only be a loss for anti-equality advocates who hoped the pope would loudly lead their crusade.

What Did Pope Francis Mean by 'Gay Lobby?'

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Janet Tavakoli

There has been a debate in the Catholic Church on whether or not gay men should be ordained. It's a silly debate, because many gay men have already been ordained. Many will be ordained this year. The debate should center around whether or not priests should be celibate, or whether marriage for priests should be allowed.

Pope Francis: Gay Lobby Exists

Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion

UPDATE: According the website Acipresa, CLAR has retracted their record of Pope Francis addressing the 'Gay Lobby': The Latin American and Caribbea...