Topics :: Catholic
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.
Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
Opponents of gay marriage legislation are traveling to Springfield to rally and lobby Illinois lawmakers to vote against the legislation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
Recent remarks about inclusiveness by the new president of the University of St. Thomas have heartened gay and lesbian advocacy groups on the Roman Catholic campus.
By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez and Nicole Winfield | Friday Sep 6, 2013
Authorities in the Dominican Republic will look into allegations of child sex abuse against the papal envoy to the Caribbean country following his abrupt removal from his post by the Vatican, the attorney general said Wednesday.
By Angela Delli Santi | Monday Aug 19, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie plans to sign a bill Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California.
Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
A Boy Scout troop that holds its meeting at a Catholic church in northwestern Wisconsin has been told to start looking for a new place to gather.