Op-ed: The Harm and Shame of Negative Labeling
December 16 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Harm and Shame of Negative Labeling

Benjamin Brenkert

Growing up Catholic left one young man with a label that restricted him for years.

Will 2015 Vatican Synod Follow Pope's Lead on LGBT Families?
December 10 2014 3:18 PM ET

Will 2015 Vatican Synod Follow Pope's Lead on LGBT Families?

Stevie St. John

LGBT Catholic leaders respond to a document and questionnaire sent to clergy ahead of the 2015 Synod of Bishops that calls for direct input from church laity about the future of Catholic LGBT families.

Pope: Church Should Help Families Stand by LGBT Members
December 08 2014 1:47 PM ET

Pope: Families Should 'Stand By' LGBT Children

Stevie St. John

In a new interview, the pontiff says this was the focus of LGBT-related discussion at a recent bishops' meeting, not issues regarding same-sex couples and marriage.

Gay Music Director Fired for Engagement Files Discrimination Claim
December 05 2014 2:53 PM ET

Gay Music Director Fired for Engagement Files Discrimination Claim

Stevie St. John

An Illinois music director who was fired after announcing his engagement to a man has filed a discrimination complaint.

Catholic 'Docudrama' 'Full of Grace' Brings LGBT Issues to the Stage
December 04 2014 7:00 AM ET

Catholic 'Docudrama' Full of Grace Brings LGBT Issues to the Stage

Stevie St. John

Full of Grace, an interview-based staged reading, took the stories of more than 30 LGBT Catholics to the stage at Fordham University.

Ottawa Catholic School Could Reverse Ban on Gay Rights Project
December 02 2014 1:46 PM ET

Ottawa Catholic School Could Reverse Ban on Gay Rights Project

Stevie St. John

Two Ottawa sixth-graders were barred from doing a social justice project on gay rights. The school board is reportedly reconsidering that decision.

GQ: 'Kind, Humane' Pope Francis Is Holy Man of the Year
November 25 2014 4:00 PM ET

GQ: 'Kind, Humane' Pope Francis Is Holy Man of the Year

Dawn Ennis

GQ's Jim Nelson says one of the reasons the pope merits praise is that he doesn't think gays and lesbians are evil.

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?
November 18 2014 1:52 PM ET

Will Pope Address LGBT Concerns at World Meeting of Families?

Stevie St. John

LGBT 'pilgrims,' representing different types of families, will attend the event next year in Philadelphia and hope for an audience with the pontiff.

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures
November 14 2014 6:25 PM ET

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures

Stevie St. John

Four prominent pro-LGBT religious figures were lauded as pioneers at a panel discussion called 'Is Religion Getting Us to LGBTQ Equality?'

Op-ed: Why Won't U.S. Catholic Bishops Listen to Gay Laypeople?
November 14 2014 8:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Won't Catholic Bishops Listen to LGBT Laity?

Francis DeBernardo

Catholic leaders should talk about sexuality with those who aren't members of the clergy.

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society
November 12 2014 6:02 PM ET

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society

Stevie St. John

The head of the Italian Bishops Conference rails against 'undermining culturally and socially the core of humanity.'

Catholic Outreach to Gays With a Catch: Celibacy
November 05 2014 5:45 PM ET

Catholic Outreach to Gays With a Catch: Celibacy

Stevie St. John

Like the recent Southern Baptist conference, the Notre Dame event reflects denomination leaders shifting their tone toward LGBT people without becoming affirming.

Catholic Universities Draw Bishops' Ire Over Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses
October 31 2014 2:54 PM ET

Catholic Universities Draw Bishops' Ire Over Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

Stevie St. John

The Roman Catholic hierarchy is not pleased with decisions by universities, including Creighton and Notre Dame, to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of employees.

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