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Stunning 85% Of Young Catholics Support Gay Equality

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion

While the Vatican vacillates over whether to welcome gays into the church, the new kids in the flock seem to have no qualms about the subject. Clos...

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...

Catholics React To 'Revolutionary' Vatican Document

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion

A new document introduced at the Vatican's Synod on the Family on Monday signals shift in tone toward same-sex couples that some are calling "revoluti...

Cardinal Burke Takes A Break From Synod For Homophobic Rant

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

Vatican court head Cardinal Raymond Burke took his opposition to gay marriage to a new low in an interview with LifeSite News on Wednesday, calling sa...

Notre Dame Extend Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

The University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College will extend benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of employees, the schools announced thi...

Catholic Parish Divided Over Priest's Decision To Ban Married Gay Couple From Receiving Communion

The Associated Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest's decision to prohibit a gay co...

Notre Dame Topless Protesters Cleared Of Charges

AP | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathed...

Minnesota Archbishop Under Investigation For Same-Sex Relations

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Roman Catholic archbishop in Minnesota who had been one of the hierarchy’s most vocal opponents of gay rights is the target of an investigat...

Lesbian Church Worker Fired After Same-Sex Marriage Revealed

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.16.2014 | Religion

For nearly a year, Colleen Simon served as her local Catholic church's head of distribution of food to the hungry, a job she says she loved because it...

Bill Donohue Seeks Examples Of Gay People Being Discriminated Against

Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion

Catholic League President Bill Donohue exclaimed "we're being besieged," during an appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo. The debate took place in the ...

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...

POLL: American Catholics Agree Church Too Obsessed With Contraception, Gays

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obses...

Awaiting the Fruits of the Pope's Southern Charm

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay 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."

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.

Catholic Church's Influence On Gay Marriage Waning

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.01.2013 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Frank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state repres...

Can an Athiest Lesbian Still Do Good?

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

Pope Francis reassures me, an atheist, that the "good" that I do will lead me to meet someone along the way -- but what about the fact that I'm a lesbian? Is doing "good" enough for only one divergence from the faith?

French Cardinal Warns Gay Marriage Law Risks Violence

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS, April 16 (Reuters) - France's top Catholic bishop warned the government on Tuesday that legali...

Catholic Leaders: Gay Marriage Supporters Should Skip Communion

Posted 04.09.2013 | Detroit

Catholic Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit said on Sunday that Catholics who support gay marriage yet take the sacrament of Communion are contra...

Battleground Of Faith: The Fight For Love At George Washington University

Blake Bergen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Blake Bergen

We are by no means asking the Church to change its views on same-sex marriage, nor are we seeking validation or celebration of our sexuality by the Church. What we ask is to be treated with dignity and respect at our university.

Cardinal Dolan Gives Us The Ol' Razzle-Dazzle

John Carroll | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay 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.

Cardinal Dolan: Church Could Be More Welcoming To Gays

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- The archbishop of New York says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay...

'Lesser Of 2 Evils': Pope Francis Supported Civil Unions In 2010

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis supported civil unions for gay couples as recently as 2010. This news might surprise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adv...

Pope Francis' Anti-Gay History

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentinean, was chosen as the first Latin American pope on Wednesday. He will lead the world's 1.2 bill...

Why Catholics Should Support Marriage Equality

Cristina Traina | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Cristina Traina

Gay and lesbian couples who seek the full rights (and responsibilities) of marriage are far from the enemies of the "common good of society." In an era of cohabitation and serial monogamy, they and their allies may be marriage's biggest champions.

Catholic Church: Gays Can Be Good Parents, But Same-Sex Marriage Is Still Unjust

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.31.2013 | Religion

As the U.K. government prepares for its first-ever vote on marriage equality, the Catholic Church in England and Wales conceded in a recent statement ...