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When Catholic schools fire gay teachers, laity push back

RNS () — They taught English, gym, music and fifth grade, and are typically described as “beloved” by their students. … Continued

Pope Francis identifies with regular Catholics

Pope Francis made a significant push Thursday toward his vision of a more pastoral, less doctrinaire Catholic Church, saying the … Continued

Pope Francis shows it’s okay to say ‘gay’

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Basketball player at Catholic college comes out

Jallen Messersmith has been hearing gay slurs all his life. They first started in middle school when the bullying was … Continued

Gay Catholic priest comes out to an uncertain future

ST. LOUIS — On the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Rev. Gary Meier addressed a congregation of … Continued

Scott Lively gets his day in court

MICHELE SIBILONI AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man looks on December 11, 2012 at an advertising by campaign group Avaaz in the … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued

Catholic theologians rebuff Vatican

ST. LOUIS — Over the last 50 years, the practice of thinking theologically in the Roman Catholic Church has slowly … Continued

Vatican censors nun’s book on sexual ethics, and some see a bid to muzzle women’s voices

VATICAN CITY — A long-simmering conflict between the Vatican and American nuns erupted again on Monday (June 4) when the … Continued

Christian witness for gays in Uganda

In the wake of a recent online campaign, millions of Americans now know the name of Ugandan Joseph Kony, whose … Continued

Catholic school teacher fired for gay wedding plans

NORMANDY, Mo. — A popular music teacher at a Catholic Church was fired after church officials learned that he planned … Continued

Eddie Long: I want to ‘move forward’ from sexual misconduct suit

Mike Stewart AP In this Sept. 28, 2010 photo, traffic moves down a street as a billboard showing Bishop Eddie … Continued

May your Christmas be Catholic and gay

The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) provision for the U.S. armed forces was welcomed by a majority … Continued

Bible Sodomy
What Did Jesus Say About Homosexuality?

Part four of a series of posts on homosexuality in the Bible.

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Homosexuality in Leviticus

Part two of a series of articles on homosexuality in the Bible.

Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services USA: Don’t repeal DADT

By Archbishop Timothy Broglio In a response to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces I … Continued

What the rabbi doesn’t get

By Michael L. Brown Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is not only “America’s most famous rabbi” and my frequent opponent in public … Continued

Obama’s solemn call for unity

Those I spoke to at Thursday morning’s National Prayer Breakfast agreed that President Obama seems to have aged a lot … Continued

Catholicism and Anglicanism: the end of an era

The first wave of reactions to the October 20 Vatican announcement of a new arrangement for receiving into the Catholic … Continued

Wilde Journey

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall A dear friend set me on an unlikely journey last week when she told … Continued