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100-Year-Old Church Installs Gay Pastor

Monday Aug 18, 2014
An Ohio church marking its 100th anniversary has installed its first openly gay pastor.

Police: Italian Priest Stole Nuns’ Money to Pay for Gay Sex

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
Italian police say a priest allegedly stole cash from a convent so he could pay his gay lover for sex.

Pope’s Comments Push LGBTQ Equality Issues Forward

By David Perry | Thursday Aug 1, 2013
LGBT groups and Catholic leaders react to Pope Francis’ unprecedented remarks about gay priests.

Analysis: Pope’s Revolution; Not All are Pleased

By Nicole Winfield | Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased.

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.

Pro-Marriage Equality Argentinian Priest Defrocked

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 18, 2013
The Vatican has defrocked a gay priest from Argentina who supported the country’s gay marriage bill in 2010.

The Vatican: World’s Largest Bathhouse for Holy Sex Tourists

By Steve Weinstein | Saturday Feb 23, 2013
The only scandal about the revelation that a gay sex scandal in the Vatican may have prompted Pope Benedict to resign is that anyone is shocked.

Pa. Trial Shows Church Abuse Allegations Strategy

By Maryclaire Dale | Monday Apr 2, 2012
Court files show a priest who wrote x-rated letters about young boys was sent to a church-run treatment center for priests, where staff concluded he did not have "a pathological interest in children or adults."

Report Details Gay High Life Among Catholic Clerics

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Aug 2, 2011
A new report from a Catholic lay group suggests that a Catholic Archbishop presided over a gay clerical culture during his tenure in Miami, with sexual activity among priests and seminarians the least of the hijinks that supposedly went on.

Local Gay Catholics Respond to Sex Abuse Report

By Jason Prokowiew | Friday May 27, 2011
Gay Catholics with whom EDGE spoke welcomed a new report that concludes gay priests did not contribute to the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, but they still blame the Church itself for perpetuating that belief.