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Catholic League Bowing Out of St. Patrick's Parade

By Karen Matthews | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
The Catholic League says it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because parade organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march.

Religious Groups Throw Wet Blanket on #IceBucketChallenge

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
Instead of throwing ice water, conservative Christian and right to life groups are throwing the proverbial "wet blanket" on the popular #IceBucketChallenge awareness-raising campaign to combat ALS.

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A former band director and music instructor at a Catholic school in Macon, Ga., has filed a lawsuit against the school this week, claiming gender discrimination, stating he was fired after he revealed he was planning to marry another man.

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.

New Job for Gay Former Catholic School Leader

Saturday Apr 26, 2014
The Mercer Island, Wash., School District says it plans to hire a gay administrator who was forced out of his job at a suburban Catholic school after his same-sex marriage.

School Official Responds to Outrage Over Anti-Gay Nun’s Speech, Counter Petition Launched

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Apr 4, 2014
The chaplain of a North Carolina catholic school issued a statement explaining his decision to schedule a controversial lecture by a Dominican nun that condemned homosexuality, saying that the sister’s comments were in keeping with Catholic teaching.