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Catholic Church

The latest news about the Catholic Church and its stand on LGBT equality. Historically, the Catholic Church has taken a strong stance against the LGBT community, same-sex relationships, and issues of marriage equality. In recent years, the Church has been plagued by scandals regarding sex abuse cases between priests and children, with many criticizing the organization for sheltering the perpetrators. The Roman Catholic Church counts over one billion members worldwide, making it the largest Christian organization in the world. The Catholic Church is led by the Pope, also known as the Bishop of Rome.

In 2020, Kelly Easter was denied a foster care opportunity because she is a lesbian, but now Catholic bishops say they approve.

July 15 2022 1:36 PM

"The flying of these flags in front of a Catholic school sends a mixed, confusing, and scandalous message to the public," Bishop Robert McManus said in a decree.

June 17 2022 1:31 PM

The monks had said they were “troubled” by the out coach's hiring.

January 05 2022 4:13 PM

They can only be baptized, confirmed, or receive communion if they have "repented."

December 10 2021 10:36 AM

As the Catholic Church continues to make more inclusive comments about LGBTQ+ rights, the Church's leadership in Ghana supports a violent and repressive draft law targeting LGBTQ+ people.

December 06 2021 2:25 PM

Joshua Payne-Elliott sued the Indianapolis Archdiocese after he was terminated from his teaching job for having entered into a same-sex marriage.

November 24 2021 6:06 PM

Father Francesco Spagnesi allegedly misappropriated more than $117,000 before being caught.

September 22 2021 12:03 PM
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