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.

Four Other Vatican Overtures to LGBT People
October 14 2014 2:38 PM ET

Four Other Vatican Overtures to LGBT People

Stevie St. John

The news this week from Rome doesn't indicate unequivocal support for LGBT people, but it's line with a shift in tone that's marked Pope Francis's tenure. Here are some other examples.

Vatican Document: Value Gay People's 'Gifts and Qualities'
October 13 2014 12:15 PM ET

Is the Vatican Softening Its Stance on Gay People?

Trudy Ring

The church should recognize positive aspects of same-sex relationships, the document says.

Catholic Couple Urge Church to Welcome Gays — But Will Anything Change?
October 07 2014 5:33 PM ET

Catholic Couple Urge Church to Welcome Gays — But Will Anything Change?

Trudy Ring

At the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, a long-married Australian couple call for greater acceptance of gays — but bishops and observers don't look for doctrine to change.

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings
September 26 2014 2:14 PM ET

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings

Trudy Ring

Benjamin Brenkert has written an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to stop the firings and speak out against discrimination.

WATCH: Minn. Catholic Church Ousts Gay Music Director for Marriage
September 25 2014 6:47 PM ET

Minn. Catholic Church Ousts Gay Music Director for Marriage

Trudy Ring

Coming at the request of a controversial archbishop, it's the latest in a series of such occurrences.

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce
September 22 2014 3:18 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.

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