Simón Cazal of Paraguay will be the first married gay activist to have a public meeting with the pope — and he's being hopeful but realistic about what may come of it.
A working paper that will guide discussion at this fall's bishops' meeting doesn't include much outreach to LGBT Catholics.
Calling for 'the acceptance of our bodies as God's gift' appears to send negative signals to transgender people.
Men and women's differences bind them in marriage and help their children mature, the pope asserts.
The assessment came from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, who ranks second only to Pope Francis in the Catholic hierarchy.
The pope's exaltation of opposite-sex marriage came a day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on extending marriage rights to same-sex couples.
One French paper said the pontiff turned away the candidate but said it was "nothing personal."
A candidate for the priesthood openly discusses being gay in a column published today, but points out that he is more than his sexual orientation.
The Vatican has yet to accept France's candidate for ambassador — and sources report Pope Francis nixed him because he's gay.