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Pope Francis Who Am I to Judge

Pope Francis Suggests Church May Tolerate Civil Unions

Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has signalled that he could see the Catholic church tolerating some forms of same-sex civil unions -- though not marriage -- when it come...

Gay Heart Attack Patient Refused Last Rites By Catholic Priest?

Posted 02.23.2014 | Religion

Lifelong Catholic Ronald Plishka wasn't sure that he that he would survive when an ambulance brought him to the emergency room of Washington, D.C.'s W...

Lesbian Denied Communion By Priest - At Her Mother's Funeral

Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion

Carol Parker was devastated by her mother's death-- but what happened next proved just as painful to her and her partner of 20 years, Josie Martin. ...

Here's How You Can Ask Pope Francis To Stop LGBT Violence With Just A Click

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

Though Pope Francis has been praised for his famously tolerant statement, "Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord," there is a ...

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Style And Substance: The Reforms Of Pope Francis | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

When Pope Francis posed his now-iconic question, "Who am I to judge?" in reference to gay people in the Catholic Church, he signaled a sea change in a...

Franklin Graham vs. Pope Francis

Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion

Franklin Graham opened up about the legacy of his father, Billy Graham, to NBC's Harry Smith on Sunday's broadcast of "Meet The Press," where he comme...

Pope Francis Receives Unlikely Honor

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) The accolades keep rolling in: Pope Francis was named Person of the Year by The Advocate, the U.S.-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

'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.

The 'Francis Effect' And What It Means For The Church

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Some say his trip last week to Brazil, capped by a Mass for 3 million on Copacabana Beach, and the 80-minute, unfiltered news conference o...