Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican
January 06 2014 7:30 PM ET

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican

Trudy Ring

The former Swiss Guard member, whose name was not published, told a Swiss newspaper he was solicited for sex by priests, bishops, cardinals, and others.

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?
January 06 2014 3:09 PM ET

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?

Trudy Ring

The pope calls for Catholic leaders to put some thought into dealing with children whose parents are in 'nontraditional' relationships.

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76
January 03 2014 9:00 PM ET

Cofounder of Gay-Affirming Catholic Group Dies at 76

Trudy Ring

Father Robert Nugent helped found New Ways Ministry, which advocates for LGBT equality in the church and society.

Hundreds of Catholic Students Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal
December 20 2013 4:16 PM ET

Hundreds Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal

Daniel Reynolds

Hundreds of students from a Catholic school in Washington State staged a sit-in to protest the resignation of gay vice principal Mark Zmuda, who was asked to leave after his marriage to his partner.

Bishop Exorcises 'Infernal Enemy' Responsible for Marriage Equality
November 21 2013 3:23 PM ET

Bishop Exorcises 'Infernal Enemy' Responsible for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

While many Illinoisans celebrated yesterday's signing of a marriage equality bill, one Roman Catholic leader was seeking to drive out the forces that led to this 'grave sin.'

Young Gay Scientist Honored by Vatican
November 18 2013 3:00 PM ET

Young Gay Scientist Honored by Vatican

Trudy Ring

'It's really amazing to be recognized by the Vatican, especially as a gay scientist,' said Andraka, 16, who developed a test for pancreatic cancer.

WATCH: Chi. Cardinal Pens Anti–Marriage Equality Letter
November 16 2013 7:58 PM ET

WATCH: Chi. Cardinal Pens Anti–Marriage Equality Letter

Trudy Ring

Cardinal Francis George has asked for the letter to be distributed throughout the Chicago archdiocese Sunday.

Ill. Catholic Bishop to Exorcise Spirit of Marriage Equality
November 15 2013 3:08 PM ET

Ill. Catholic Bishop to Exorcise Spirit of Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Same-sex marriage comes from the devil, and therefore the new law merits an exorcism service, claims Bishop Thomas Paprocki.

Vatican Survey Addresses Same-Sex Couples, Families
November 07 2013 1:15 PM ET

Vatican Survey Addresses Same-Sex Couples, Families

Alex J Davidson

The Roman Catholic Church aims to find out its followers' attitudes on a host of family issues, including thoughts about same-sex marriage and adoption.

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too
November 06 2013 8:28 PM ET

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too

Trudy Ring

The bishops outline typical complaints about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a letter to the U.S. Senate, such as that it 'threatens religious liberty.'

Bishop: No Prayers for Marriage Equality in Cathedral
October 24 2013 2:18 PM ET

Bishop: No Prayers for Marriage Equality in Cathedral

Trudy Ring

The Roman Catholic bishop of Springfield, Ill., said a plan to pray the rosary for marriage equality was 'blasphemous,' and police were called to keep equality activists out of the city's cathedral.

Ark. Catholic School Fires Teacher for Same-Sex Marriage
October 18 2013 6:03 PM ET

Ark. Catholic School Fires Teacher for Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

The Human Rights Campaign is denouncing the firing of Tippi McCullough, and her students are petitioning to save the teacher's job.

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker
September 24 2013 8:24 PM ET

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker

Trudy Ring

Providence College nixed an appearance by John Corvino, a frequent debater for the pro-equality side.

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