Topics :: Catholic Church

Pope to Sex Abuse Victims: I Beg Your Forgiveness

By Frances D’emilio | Monday Jul 7, 2014
Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors - but another victim called the gathering nothing more than "a PR event."

Elton John: Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Sir Elton John told Sky News last weekend that he believes Jesus Christ would back same-sex marriage.

Vatican: Many Catholics Ignore Teachings on Sex

By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
The Vatican admitted Thursday that most Catholics around the world reject its teachings about sex and contraception as an intrusion into their private lives, and are ignorant of other core doctrines about marriage, divorce and homosexuality.

Gay UP Man Sent to Vestibule During Catholic Mass

Wednesday Jun 18, 2014
A gay Upper Peninsula man says he will worship elsewhere after he was barred from his Catholic church’s sanctuary during Mass.

Cincinnati Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies ’Lifestyle’ Firing Offenses

By Lisa Cornwell | Friday Apr 4, 2014
A new contract proposal from the diocese specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine that could put teachers out of a job - including abortion, artificial insemination and "homosexual lifestyles" - and extends violations to include public support

AG Coakley Backs Gay Couple In Dispute With Church

Friday Mar 14, 2014
James Fairbanks and Alain Beret filed their lawsuit in Worcester Superior Court in 2012. They allege that in the middle of negotiations to buy Oakhurst, a former retreat center affiliated with the diocese, church officials suddenly pulled out.

Fired Seattle Vice Principal To File Lawsuit

Friday Mar 7, 2014
Gay Vice-Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic High School, says he plans to file a lawsuit against the school and the Seattle Archdiocese on Friday.

UN Committee Blasts Vatican on Sex Abuse, Abortion

By Nicole Windfield | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said, urging it to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes.

Sister Resigns After Wash. Catholic School Turmoil

Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
The president of a suburban Seattle Catholic school has resigned in the turmoil following the school’s decision to force out a vice principal who married his same-sex partner.

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