Amid Conservative Outcry, Vatican 'Clarifies' Gay-Supportive Document

Conservative Outcry Prompts Vatican to 'Clarify' Document

Vatican officials emphasize that it is an interim report, not the final word.

Four Other Vatican Overtures to LGBT People

Four Other Vatican Overtures to LGBT People

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'

Is the Vatican Softening Its Stance on Gay People?

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

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

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

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

Aspiring Catholic Priest Quits Church in Protest of LGBT Firings

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

Minn. Catholic Church Ousts Gay Music Director for Marriage

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

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce

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.

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands

Parishioners Support Ousted Gay Music Director, But Firing Stands

Colin Collette was fired from a Chicago-area Catholic church because of his plans to marry his partner.

New Mass. Bishop: 'God Made Us Male and Female'

New Mass. Bishop: 'God Made Us Male and Female'

And, of course, that means marriage for heterosexual couples only, according to Springfield's new Roman Catholic bishop.

Minn. Archbishop Won't Resign, Denies Abuse Allegations

Minn. Archbishop Won't Resign, Denies Abuse Allegations

Archbishop John Nienstedt, an activist against marriage equality, is defending himself against charges that he engaged in sexual misconduct and covered up abuse by others.

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