Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce
September 22 2014 4:18 PM ET

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce

Trudy Ring

A priest and bishop in Montana say that's the only way two gay men who are lifelong Catholics can have their church privileges restored.

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands
August 15 2014 4:29 PM ET

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands

Trudy Ring

Colin Collette was fired from a Chicago-area Catholic church because of his plans to marry his partner.

New Mass. Bishop: 'God Made Us Male and Female'
August 11 2014 8:35 PM ET

New Mass. Bishop: 'God Made Us Male and Female'

Trudy Ring

And, of course, that means marriage for heterosexual couples only, according to Springfield's new Roman Catholic bishop.

Minn. Archbishop Won't Resign, Denies Abuse Allegations
August 05 2014 7:34 PM ET

Minn. Archbishop Won't Resign, Denies Abuse Allegations

Trudy Ring

Archbishop John Nienstedt, an activist against marriage equality, is defending himself against charges that he engaged in sexual misconduct and covered up abuse by others.

Lesbian Fired by Catholic Food Pantry Files Suit
July 20 2014 5:09 AM ET

Lesbian Fired by Catholic Food Pantry Files Suit

Trudy Ring

Colleen Simon says church officials hired her under false pretenses, knowing she was a lesbian and telling her it would not be a problem.

Catholic Bishop: Antigay Attitudes 'Sick' and 'Heartless'
July 15 2014 3:00 PM ET

Catholic Bishop: Antigay Attitudes 'Sick' and 'Heartless'

Trudy Ring

Mexican bishop Raúl Vera once again speaks out strongly on behalf of LGBT people.

Antigay Minn. Archbishop Accused of Same-Sex Advances
July 02 2014 7:54 PM ET

Antigay Minn. Archbishop Accused of Same-Sex Advances

Trudy Ring

Twin Cities Catholic archbishop John Nienstedt, whose career has been marked by condemnations of homosexuality, is the subject of a church investigation.

Vatican Document: Judge Gay People Less, Welcome Their Children
June 26 2014 2:23 PM ET

Vatican: Judge Gays Less, Welcome Their Children

Trudy Ring

The report, based on a survey of clergy and laypeople, appears to echo Pope Francis's conciliatory attitude.

S.F. Archbishop: March for Marriage Not 'Anti-LGBT'
June 17 2014 7:53 PM ET

S.F. Archbishop: March for Marriage Not 'Anti-LGBT'

Trudy Ring

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone defends his participation in the march against marriage equality.

Pelosi Urges S.F. Archbishop to Skip March for Marriage
June 16 2014 5:18 PM ET

Pelosi Urges S.F. Archbishop to Skip March for Marriage

Trudy Ring

Nancy Pelosi joins the chorus calling on the archbishop to skip the antigay event; other Catholic leaders are facing pressure too.

Catholic Archbishop: Change Constitution to Ban Same-Sex Marriage
June 12 2014 1:05 PM ET

S.F. Archbishop Calls for Constitutional Ban on Marriage

Michael O'Loughlin

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is scheduled to speak at a NOM march next week.

Catholic Bishops Meet on Marriage; What 'Threats' Will They Discuss?
June 09 2014 7:13 PM ET

Catholic Bishops Meet on Marriage; What 'Threats' Will They Discuss?

Michael O'Loughlin

A Jesuit priest urges U.S. bishops to drop their 'embarrassing' focus on same-sex unions and address a broad range of 'threats' to marriage.

Abused Kids Placed With Gay Couple; Birth Parents Enraged
June 03 2014 3:52 PM ET

Abused Kids Placed With Gay Couple; Birth Parents Enraged

Trudy Ring

The parents claim the placement conflicts with the children's Slovakian and Catholic heritage, but a U.K. judge nixed their appeal.

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