Catholic Church

The latest news about the Catholic Church and its stand on LGBT equality. Historically, the Catholic Church has taken a strong stance against the LGBT community, same-sex relationships, and issues of marriage equality. In recent years, the Church has been plagued by scandals regarding sex abuse cases between priests and children, with many criticizing the organization for sheltering the perpetrators. The Roman Catholic Church counts over one billion members worldwide, making it the largest Christian organization in the world. The Catholic Church is led by the Pope, also known as the Bishop of Rome.

The new synod on the family continued talks about accepting gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.

October 25 2015 2:57 PM

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a Catholic priest who worked in the Holy See, appeared with his boyfriend after being fired earlier this month by the Vatican.

October 22 2015 9:03 AM

Lisbeth Melendez Rivera is fighting to change the Catholic Church from within.

October 09 2015 3:23 PM

A study released by Pew Research shows that the family values of American Catholics differ greatly from those of the Vatican.

September 03 2015 12:09 PM

Transgender people are ineligible 'by their nature' to become a godparent, according to the Vatican.

September 03 2015 11:55 AM

A former Catholic priest is speaking out about being gay and what the church needs to do to help, not hurt, Catholics who identify as LGBT.

July 20 2015 3:01 PM

A Catholic priest in Oregon has been placed on leave following allegations that he planted a hidden camera in his church's men's room.

July 14 2015 8:55 AM

Mexican Archbishops and priests performed an exorcism of the nation to rid the country of a "great satanic infestation."

June 17 2015 8:35 AM

Leaked by Seth Meyers last week, here is The Advocate's list of gift ideas for our newfound Catholic friends.

October 21 2014 6:00 AM

Churches in the Old Catholic and Independent Catholic traditions offer services that will be familiar to Roman Catholics, along with unqualified affirmation of LGBT people.

October 03 2013 6:00 AM