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  • Catholic Priest Condemns Homophobic Vandalism at Gay Church Worker’s Office

    Homophobes spray painted “NO Fags” on the walls of a gay pastoral assistant’s office. Now, a priest has stepped up on Facebook to condemn the act.

  • Mistrial Declared In Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Case

    PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors deadlocked in the case of a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting an altar boy.

  • Priest Welcomes LGBT Members into the Church at a Vatican World Conference

    LGBT advocate Reverend James Martin’s speech at the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families received a standing ovation. The event focused on reversing church stereotypes about gay people.

    The community should be loved and listened to like Christ welcomed marginalized communities, he said, instead of being treated “like lepers by the church.” He also argued that the church tends to focus on the sexual morality of the LGBT community, while the same thing is ignored with straight Catholics, according to the Washington Post.

    “By not welcoming, by excluding LGBT Catholics, the church is falling short of its call to being God’s family … Many if not most LGBT Catholics have been deeply wounded by our church. Apologize to them,” Martin said.

    Martin has had talks cancelled by organizers in the United States due to conservative groups pushing against his message, but this talk in Dublin, Ireland went through despite petitions that it be called off.

  • Thousands Support Petition to Remove Bishop Over Advice for LGBT People's Funerals

    (AP) An online petition seeking to remove Robert Morlino as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Madison has generated support from thousands of people, after critics said he suggested priests can refuse to perform funerals for gay people.