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.

Gay Catholic Priest's New Vocation: Working for LGBT Equality
October 29 2014 11:12 AM ET

Gay Catholic Priest's New Vocation: Working for LGBT Equality

Stevie St. John

Father Gary Meier's new project, Rising Voices of Faith, provides a forum for pro-equality voices.

Pope: Christian Family, Marriage Under Attack
October 28 2014 4:23 PM ET

Pope: Christian Family, Marriage Under Attack

Stevie St. John

Without specifically mentioning LGBT people, the pontiff strikes a less conciliatory tone than he has in the past with regard to nontraditional families.

WATCH: Gay Parents Create Quandary for Catholic Church, Says Fox Contributor
October 23 2014 5:00 AM ET

WATCH: Gay Parents Create Quandary for Catholic Church, Says Fox Contributor

Stevie St. John

Rev. Jonathan Morris seems to have qualms about welcoming children of gay parents, who are in what he calls 'irregular, difficult situations.'

After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains
October 20 2014 3:36 PM ET

After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains

Trudy Ring

While the synod's final report is less gay-supportive than its interim one, LGBT activists and allies are encouraged by the number of bishops on their side.

'God's Not Afraid of New Things,' Pope Tells Antigay Bishops
October 19 2014 5:00 PM ET

'God's Not Afraid of New Things,' Pope Tells Antigay Bishops

Thom Senzee

The pope isn't taking the roll-back of language that would have made the Catholic Church more welcoming to LGBTs, the divorced, and unmarried couples as a defeat.

WATCH: Seth Meyers Spoofs The Advocate's Vatican Coverage
October 16 2014 1:52 PM ET

WATCH: Seth Meyers Spoofs The Advocate's Vatican Coverage

Daniel Reynolds

The late-night talk show host included The Advocate in a roundup of faux reactions to the Vatican's pro-gay letter.

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.

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