Op-ed: Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBT People

Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBTs

Progress for LGBT people in the religious sphere will not mirror advances at the ballot box or in the courts, but Pope Francis is showing how it's possible.

Number Crunch: A Church in Crisis

Number Crunch: A Church in Crisis

Will it change and survive? The data show it’s in dire straits.

Timothy Dolan Uncomfortable as Pope Calls for Study of Civil Unions

Uncomfortable: Timothy Dolan Versus Pope on Civil Unions

Once again American Catholic leadership is being challenged over whether they disagree with something Pope Francis has said.

Archbishop of NY Applauds NFL Hopeful Michael Sam for Coming Out
March 09 2014 11:46 AM ET

Archbishop Dolan to NFL Hopeful Michael Sam: 'Bravo'

'Good for him,' New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says of NFL hopeful Michael Sam revealing he is gay. 'I would have no sense of judgment on him.'

Fired Gay Administrator Sues Wash. Catholic School

Fired Gay Administrator Sues Wash. Catholic School

Mark Zmuda, forced out at a Catholic school near Seattle after marrying his partner, is filing a wrongful-termination suit.

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People

A Catholic nun has provided religious counseling for hundreds of transgender people throughout the U.S.

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too

The Vatican emphasizes that Pope Francis did not intend to enter the debate over same-sex civil unions, but some say he's opened the door wider for such discussions.

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions

Pope Francis Says Church Must Examine Civil Unions

Pope Francis says in a new interview that the Catholic Church must explore civil unions as a way to ensure financial security for same-sex couples.

Mormons, God, and Gays

Mormons, God, and Gays

The Mormon Church is uniquely dogmatically nimble in times of necessity. What would happen if God now said gay was OK?

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