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Bill Donohue Won’t March in NY Pride After All

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 24, 2014
Bill Donohue has backed out of marching in New York City’s Gay Pride Parade after saying he would while carrying a sign that reads, "Straight is Great!"

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.

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.

Catholic School Teacher Fired Over Pregnancy

Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
An unmarried teacher at a Roman Catholic middle school in Montana has been fired after getting pregnant, the Diocese of Helena confirmed.

Gay Boston Man Says Catholic School Rescinded Job

Thursday Jan 30, 2014
A Boston man says in a complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination that a Roman Catholic school rescinded a job offer after finding out he was married to another man.

Alumni Outraged Over Firing of Gay Teacher in Ohio

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
The Catholic Diocese of Toledo is backing a Roman Catholic school that parted ways with a gay teacher.

Pope Reaches Out to ’Indifferent’ Catholics

Monday Jan 6, 2014
Pope Francis offered another gesture to Catholics who are estranged from the church, saying Monday he respects them but that God is waiting for them.

Gay-Friendly Father Robert Nugent Dies on New Year’s Day

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Gay-friendly advocate Father Robert Nugent, who co-founded New Ways Ministry for gay Catholics, passed away on Jan. 1 in Wisconsin.

Anti-Gay Minn. Archbishop Denies Touching Minor

By Amy Forliti | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down from public ministry while police investigate an allegation that he improperly touched a boy during a public photo session four years ago, an accusation he strongly d

Ind. Bishops Issue Letter on Proposed Amendment

Friday Dec 13, 2013
Bishops representing Indiana’s five Roman Catholic dioceses have issued a pastoral letter in response to a proposal to add a ban on gay marriage to the state constitution, but didn’t take a side.