WATCH: Stephen Colbert Has Some Strong Words for 'Pope Fabulous'
October 15 2014 11:20 AM ET

WATCH: Stephen Colbert's Strong Words for 'Pope Fabulous'

Jami Smith

The fake conservative host is having trouble attacking same-sex marriage now that 'Pope Fabulous The First' has softened his stance on the issue.

Amid Conservative Outcry, Vatican 'Clarifies' Gay-Supportive Document
October 14 2014 4:04 PM ET

Conservative Outcry Prompts Vatican to 'Clarify' Document

Stevie St. John

Vatican officials emphasize that it is an interim report, not the final word.

Four Other Vatican Overtures to LGBT People
October 14 2014 2:38 PM ET

Four Other Vatican Overtures to LGBT People

Stevie St. John

The news this week from Rome doesn't indicate unequivocal support for LGBT people, but it's line with a shift in tone that's marked Pope Francis's tenure. Here are some other examples.

Op-ed: A Small Step for the Vatican, a Giant Leap for Gays
October 14 2014 12:22 PM ET

Op-ed: A Small Step for the Vatican, a Giant Leap for Gays

Francis DeBernardo

Here's why one Catholic LGBT group says the recent Vatican document is a small but monumental step forward for the slowly evolving church.

Vatican Document: Value Gay People's 'Gifts and Qualities'
October 13 2014 12:15 PM ET

Is the Vatican Softening Its Stance on Gay People?

Trudy Ring

The church should recognize positive aspects of same-sex relationships, the document says.

Catholic Couple Urge Church to Welcome Gays — But Will Anything Change?
October 07 2014 5:33 PM ET

Catholic Couple Urge Church to Welcome Gays — But Will Anything Change?

Trudy Ring

At the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, a long-married Australian couple call for greater acceptance of gays — but bishops and observers don't look for doctrine to change.

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings
October 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings

Trudy Ring

Church officials say they're worried that making space available to AA means it would have to accommodate any and all, including same-sex weddings. But their fears are unfounded.

Catholic U. of America Cancels 'Milk' Screening, Calls It 'Advocacy' Event
October 03 2014 3:00 AM ET

Catholic U. of America Cancels Milk Screening, Calls It 'Advocacy' Event

Trudy Ring

The screening and related activities to kick off LGBT Awareness Month amounted to taking a position contrary to Catholic teaching, administrators said.

Christian College to Review Ban on 'Homosexual Practice'
October 02 2014 4:05 PM ET

Christian College to Review Ban on 'Homosexual Practice'

Eliel Cruz

Gordon College faces questions over accreditation due to its stance on same-sex activity.

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings
September 26 2014 2:14 PM ET

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings

Trudy Ring

Benjamin Brenkert has written an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to stop the firings and speak out against discrimination.

New 'Corpus Christi' Documentary Spreads Message of Inclusive Love
September 26 2014 3:43 AM ET

The Controversial Play All About Love

Trudy Ring

Angry letters and death threats couldn't stop Terrence McNally's landmark play about a flock of gay men who follow the Messiah in 1950s Texas.

WATCH: Minn. Catholic Church Ousts Gay Music Director for Marriage
September 25 2014 6:47 PM ET

Minn. Catholic Church Ousts Gay Music Director for Marriage

Trudy Ring

Coming at the request of a controversial archbishop, it's the latest in a series of such occurrences.

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