Op-Ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen
March 13 2014 3:00 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 1:25 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 12:23 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 6:55 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 11:39 AM 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 4:12 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 5:01 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 5:41 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 12:03 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 3:20 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.

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships
February 13 2014 4:11 PM ET

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships

Michael O'Loughlin

Lay Catholics from Florida to Germany ask the church to change on same-sex relationships.

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church
February 11 2014 2:07 PM ET

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin laments cultural homophobia ahead of a 2015 referendum on marriage equality in Ireland.

Catholic Priest Denies Communion to Lesbian at Mother's Funeral
February 10 2014 3:38 PM ET

Catholic Priest Denies Communion to Lesbian at Mother's Funeral

Michael O'Loughlin

A priest in Missouri bars a lesbian parishioner from receiving communion at her mother's funeral.

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