New Morality Clauses for Catholic School Teachers
March 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

New Morality Clauses for Catholic School Teachers

Michael O'Loughlin

New rules govern how teachers at Catholic schools in Cincinnati must conduct private lives.

Op-Ed: Gay and Faithful Aren't Mutually Exclusive
March 20 2014 12:27 PM ET

Op-ed: Gay and Faithful Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic League's Bill Donohue hasn't grasped that there are openly LGBT people of faith.

Top Lawyer in Mass.: Catholic Church Guilty of LGBT Discrimination
March 19 2014 11:06 AM ET

Attorney General: Catholic Church Guilty of Discrimination

Michael O'Loughlin

Martha Coakley, the commonwealth's attorney general, says the Catholic diocese of Worcester, Mass., wrongfully denied a real estate sale to a gay couple.

Op-Ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen
March 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen

Francis DeBernardo

The leader of a pro-LGBT Catholic group reflects on the pope's first year.

Op-ed: In Boston, an Ugly St. Patrick's Day Tradition Continues
March 10 2014 2:25 PM ET

Op-ed: In Boston, an Ugly St. Patrick's Day Tradition Continues

Michael O'Loughlin

Irish Catholics in Boston, forgetting their history, play the bigot this St. Patrick's Day.

Op-ed: Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBT People
March 10 2014 1:23 PM ET

Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBTs

Michael O'Loughlin

Progress for LGBT people in the religious sphere will not mirror advances at the ballot box or in the courts, but Pope Francis is showing how it's possible.

Fired Gay Administrator Sues Wash. Catholic School
March 07 2014 7:55 PM ET

Fired Gay Administrator Sues Wash. Catholic School

Trudy Ring

Mark Zmuda, forced out at a Catholic school near Seattle after marrying his partner, is filing a wrongful-termination suit.

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People
March 07 2014 12:39 PM ET

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People

Michael O'Loughlin

A Catholic nun has provided religious counseling for hundreds of transgender people throughout the U.S.

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too
March 06 2014 5:12 PM ET

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too

Michael O'Loughlin

The Vatican emphasizes that Pope Francis did not intend to enter the debate over same-sex civil unions, but some say he's opened the door wider for such discussions.

Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'
March 04 2014 6:01 PM ET

Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Michael O'Loughlin

A high-ranking Vatican official condemns Uganda's antigay law.

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality
March 03 2014 6:41 PM ET

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality

Michael O'Loughlin

A U.S. Jesuit magazine has published an editorial taking to task Catholics who support draconian laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Most Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality
February 26 2014 1:03 AM ET

Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality

Michael O'Loughlin

A new poll finds that religious Americans, across denominational lines, support marriage equality.

Gay Catholic Says Priest Denied Him Communion, Last Rites
February 21 2014 4:20 PM ET

Gay Catholic Says Priest Denied Him Communion, Last Rites

Michael O'Loughlin

A gay man in Washington, D.C., says a Catholic chaplain denied him communion and anointing of the sick after learning of his sexuality.

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