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Bishop Removes Hospital From CHA Over Health Care Bill

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A health care system in Rhode Island has withdrawn from the national Catholic Health Association in a lingering dispute over the heal...

Rep. Patrick Kennedy Banned From Receiving Communion By Bishop Thomas Tobin

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A month of harsh words between Rep. Patrick Kennedy and a strident critic, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, escalated...

The Gay Community's Pope Problem

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is time to admit that the gay community has a gigantic Pope problem. Under the leadership of Benedict XVI, the Vatican has become an implacable foe of basic rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.