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Catholic Church Gays

'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 11.27.2013 | Gay 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 11.20.2013 | Gay 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 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."

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 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...

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.

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.

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

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay 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 10.17.2012 | Gay 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 09.27.2012 | Gay 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 05.02.2012 | Gay 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 03.18.2012 | Gay 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 ...

Vatican Distances Itself From Cardinal's Claim Of Link Between Homosexuality And Pedophilia

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Wednesday tried to defuse growing anger over remarks by the pope's top aide that the problem behind the pedophile ...

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...