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.
The church should recognize positive aspects of same-sex relationships, the document says.
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.
Benjamin Brenkert has written an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to stop the firings and speak out against discrimination.
Coming at the request of a controversial archbishop, it's the latest in a series of such occurrences.
Colin Collette was fired from a Chicago-area Catholic church because of his plans to marry his partner.
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.