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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.

Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Drawing Protest

By Kathy Matheson | Friday Dec 13, 2013
Administrators at a Roman Catholic high school suffered a sharp and swift backlash this week after firing a well-liked teacher who sought to marry his same-sex partner.

PA.Catholic School Teacher Fired For Gay Wedding

Sunday Dec 8, 2013
A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school was fired Friday after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license.

Pope’s Rep: US Bishops Shouldn’t Preach Ideology

By Rachel Zoll | Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not "follow a particular ideology" and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church.

Gay Marriage Opponents to Rally, Lobby Lawmakers

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
Opponents of gay marriage legislation are traveling to Springfield to rally and lobby Illinois lawmakers to vote against the legislation.

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 Convenes Cardinals for Church Reform Talks

By Nicole Winfield | Tuesday Oct 1, 2013
Pope Francis convenes his parallel cabinet on Tuesday for a first round of talks on reforming the Catholic Church.

Pope Excommunicates Priest Who Supports LGBT, Women’s Rights

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Nearly a week after Pope Francis made international headlines for saying the Catholic Church is "obsessed" with abortion rights and gays, reports allege the pontiff excommunicated a priest who advocates for women’s rights and marriage equality.