After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains
October 20 2014 4:36 PM ET

After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains

Trudy Ring

While the synod's final report is less gay-supportive than its interim one, LGBT activists and allies are encouraged by the number of bishops on their side.

'God's Not Afraid of New Things,' Pope Tells Antigay Bishops
October 19 2014 6:00 PM ET

'God's Not Afraid of New Things,' Pope Tells Antigay Bishops

Thom Senzee

The pope isn't taking the roll-back of language that would have made the Catholic Church more welcoming to LGBTs, the divorced, and unmarried couples as a defeat.

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic - and LGBT
October 03 2013 6:00 AM ET

An Alternative Way to Be Catholic — and LGBT

Trudy Ring

Churches in the Old Catholic and Independent Catholic traditions offer services that will be familiar to Roman Catholics, along with unqualified affirmation of LGBT people.

Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches
September 30 2013 2:12 PM ET

Vatican Censors Photo Exhibit of Gay Couples Kissing in Churches

Sunnivie Brydum

In case anyone thought the Roman Catholic Church was moving toward tolerance, the pope's office demanded the closure of an exhibit showing photos of gay couples kissing inside churches.

Vatican Excommunicates Gay-Supportive Australian Priest
September 24 2013 1:05 PM ET

Gay-Supportive Priest Gets Excommunicated by Vatican

Trudy Ring

Despite Pope Francis's encouraging words, it's clear that the Roman Catholic Church hasn't changed it doctrine on LGBT equality.

Pope Francis: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere Spiritually' With LGBT Lives
September 19 2013 12:24 PM ET

Pope: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere' With LGBT Lives

Sunnivie Brydum

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church continues to grab headlines with his compassionate stances on traditionally oppositional issues.

Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests
July 29 2013 12:19 PM ET

Pope Francis Says He Won't 'Judge' Gay Priests

Sunnivie Brydum

But he also said "the door is closed" to women being ordained in the Catholic Church.

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