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Anti-Gay Archbishop Investigated for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

By Amy Forliti | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is investigating him after allegations of inappropriate behavior surfaced several months ago.

Leaders Call On Archbishop Cordileone to Not Participate in NOM’s Hate March

By EDGE | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee are among more than 70 leaders who have called on San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to not participate in NOM’s "March for Marriage" on June 19.

Pope Francis to Hold Meeting on Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 1, 2014
Pope Francis is calling for a meeting in October with other Catholic Church officials to discuss the Church’s teachings on hot button issues, including gay marriage, contraception and divorce.

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.