BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Polish monsignor who came out as gay and was fired by the Vatican just before a meeting of bishops about outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families says that a "special kind of homophobia" exists among priests, because those who are homosexual are forced to hate themselves.
ROME (CNN) -- A Polish priest who served with the Vatican's doctrinal arm will no longer be able to carry out his duties after announcing he is gay on the eve of a major church meeting, a Vatican spokesman said.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.
An on-campus Catholic group was suspended at Harvard after asking one of their leaders to step down because she was a lesbian.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — A big billboard of Pope Francis hangs over the center of Slovakia's capital, urging citizens to vote "Yes" in a referendum on restricting gay rights.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jury selection began Tuesday for a suspended western Pennsylvania Catholic priest charged with traveling to Honduras to have sex with poor street children during missionary trips.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A key witness in the trial of a Pennsylvania priest charged with traveling to Honduras to molest poor street children during missionary trips has recanted on the stand.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California lawmakers are urging the archbishop of San Francisco to remove morality clauses from a teachers' handbook they say are discriminatory.
More than 200 children may have been abused, some of them sexually, by adults working with a Catholic children's choir in southern Germany, a lawyer tasked with investigating the allegations said Friday.
A man filed a federal lawsuit this week claiming New York Police Department officers shoved him to the ground and broke his ribs as he left NYC Gay Pride last year. He also alleges cops used gay slurs towards him, the New York Post reports.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man said the bishop of a local Catholic diocese forced his removal from the top job at a diocese-owned assisted living home because he's gay and married to his partner of 30 years.
As marriage equality becomes the law across the Sunshine State, one Florida institution has sent a clear message to its employees: post any support of same-sex marriage on your personal social media account and you could lose your job.
When Reverend John Drees took over as the new pastor of a Taylor Falls, Minn. Catholic church in July, the parish was enthusiastic. But on Dec. 10, Drees posted a note on the church bulletin that three gay musicians — including a married couple— “will also no longer be playing music at our Masses.”
MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) _ 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.
A Catholic organization has decided to cut off long-standing funding to a Portland immigrant rights group that works with day laborers over its affiliation with an organization that supports same-sex marriage.
A Catholic priest, his musclebound boyfriend, a spurned ex-girlfriend, charges of sexual and financial impropriety, graft, angry parishioners, and rumors of drug-fueled S&M sex sessions. This story has everything!
A 229-year-old Catholic university will now have room choices for LGBT students.
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