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Gay Music Director Dismissed at Catholic Church

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
A popular music director at a Catholic church in Victoria has been asked to resign after marrying his longtime same-sex partner.

Montana Gay Couple Denied Communion After Marriage

Saturday Sep 20, 2014
A gay couple has been told they can no longer receive Communion or participate in church ministry after a new priest at a Roman Catholic church in central Montana learned they had been married in a civil ceremony more than a year ago.

Topless Activists Cleared Over Notre Dame Protest

Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
A Paris court has thrown out a legal case against nine gay rights activists who bared their breasts in a rowdy protest inside Notre Dame Cathedral, ruling that there was insufficient evidence of any material damage.

Pope to Sex Abuse Victims: I Beg Your Forgiveness

By Frances D’emilio | Monday Jul 7, 2014
Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors - but another victim called the gathering nothing more than "a PR event."

Elton John: Jesus Would Support Gay Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Sir Elton John told Sky News last weekend that he believes Jesus Christ would back same-sex marriage.

Vatican: Many Catholics Ignore Teachings on Sex

By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
The Vatican admitted Thursday that most Catholics around the world reject its teachings about sex and contraception as an intrusion into their private lives, and are ignorant of other core doctrines about marriage, divorce and homosexuality.

Gay UP Man Sent to Vestibule During Catholic Mass

Wednesday Jun 18, 2014
A gay Upper Peninsula man says he will worship elsewhere after he was barred from his Catholic church’s sanctuary during Mass.

Cincinnati Catholic Teacher Contract Specifies ’Lifestyle’ Firing Offenses

By Lisa Cornwell | Friday Apr 4, 2014
A new contract proposal from the diocese specifies some violations of Catholic doctrine that could put teachers out of a job - including abortion, artificial insemination and "homosexual lifestyles" - and extends violations to include public support

AG Coakley Backs Gay Couple In Dispute With Church

Friday Mar 14, 2014
James Fairbanks and Alain Beret filed their lawsuit in Worcester Superior Court in 2012. They allege that in the middle of negotiations to buy Oakhurst, a former retreat center affiliated with the diocese, church officials suddenly pulled out.

Fired Seattle Vice Principal To File Lawsuit

Friday Mar 7, 2014
Gay Vice-Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic High School, says he plans to file a lawsuit against the school and the Seattle Archdiocese on Friday.