Meet the Married Gay Activist Who'll Talk to Pope Francis

Meet the Married Gay Activist Who'll Talk to Pope Francis

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.

LGBT Catholics Find Little Encouragement in Family Synod Document

LGBT Catholics Find Little Encouragement in Family Synod

A working paper that will guide discussion at this fall's bishops' meeting doesn't include much outreach to LGBT Catholics.

Is the Pope's Environmental Encyclical Anti-transgender?

Is the Pope's Environmental Encyclical Anti-transgender?

Calling for 'the acceptance of our bodies as God's gift' appears to send negative signals to transgender people.

Pope Francis: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

Pope Francis: Heterosexual Parents Best for Children

Men and women's differences bind them in marriage and help their children mature, the pope asserts.

Antigay Minnesota Archbishop Resigns; Accused of Mishandling Abuse Claims

Minn. Antigay Archbishop Resigns Amid Abuse Scandal

John Nienstedt resigned today from the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, after the archdiocese was charged with failing to protect children from sexual abuse by priests.

WATCH: Catholic Couple on a Mission to Help Homeless LGBT Youth

WATCH: Catholic Couple on a Mission to Help Homeless LGBT Youth

Memphis couple Deb and Steve Word gave their gay son unconditional acceptance; now they're offering it to other young people.

Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'

The assessment came from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, who ranks second only to Pope Francis in the Catholic hierarchy.

Priest at Catholic University Says He Was Fired for Pro-LGBT Statement

Priest Says University Fired Him for Pro-LGBT Statement

Rev. Warren Hall lost his job at Seton Hall University, which just recruited an openly gay basketball player.

Right-Wing Group Mobilizes Against Gay Catholic Relief Worker

Right-Wing Group Mobilizes Against Gay Catholic Relief Worker

A 16-year employee of a relief organization is the target of an attack by a homophobic group.

Pope Francis Admires 'Masterpiece' of Man-Woman Marriage

Pope Francis Admires 'Masterpiece' of Man-Woman Marriage

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.

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