Topics :: Roman Catholic Church

Bigoted Bride of Christ Blasts Gays, Divorce and Single Parents

By EDGE | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
A recent speech given to a group of Charlotte, N.C., high school students against homosexuality, single parenthood and masturbation caused an uproar, sparking a Change.org petition from parents, teachers, students and alumni.

Out of the Shadows, Into the Light :: Italian Gays Bask in the ’Francis Effect’

By Kilian Melloy | Sunday Mar 30, 2014
Catholic pontiffs have been outspokenly anti-gay in recent decades. Under Pope Francis, that might be changing -- and for GLTB Catholics, life is already getting better.

Sex Abuse Files On 30 Chicago Priests Going Public

By Tammy Weber | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
Thousands of pages of documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests will be made public Tuesday, providing the broadest look yet into the details of what the archdiocese knew and did - or didn’t do

Bishops Elect Louisville Archbishop New President

Thursday Nov 14, 2013
The new leader of the nation’s bishops says he will draw on his years as a pastor to guide American bishops as they attempt to shift focus under Pope Francis, who wants more emphasis on compassion than on divisive social issues such as gay marriage.

Majority Catholic Support Marriage Equality, New Poll Says

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
According to a new poll, the majority of Catholics in the U.S. back gay marriage as well as the ordination of women to the priesthood.

Casual Pope Puts Vatican on Alert With Quips

By Nicole Winfield | Wednesday Oct 9, 2013
Pope Francis made international waves for his off-the-cuff homilies with comments how he won’t judge gays. But he’s gotten into some trouble and the Vatican has gone into damage-control mode to clarify, correct or put his comments into context.

Pope Blasts Abortion After Decrying Focus on Rules

By Nicole Winfield | Friday Sep 20, 2013
Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today’s "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.

Pope Warns Church Must Find New Balance or Fail

By Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church’s moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a more welcoming place for all.

Is the Catholic Church Overripe With Gay Scandal?

By Antoinette Weil | Thursday Jul 4, 2013
As the pope acknowledges the existence of a "gay lobby" within the Vatican, the Italian press uncovers an alleged secret blogspot used as a gay hookup site for closeted gay clergy.

Gay Catholic Group Threatened With Arrest During Silent Protest

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 6, 2013
An LGBT Catholic group was threatened with arrest during a silent protest against NYC’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan who said gay worshipers must "wash your hands of sin" if they want to be welcomed by the Church.