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A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) It … Continued

Garry Wills: Papacy should ‘fade into symbolic ireelevence like Queen Elizabeth’

What follows is an excerpt from Sally Quinn’s interview with Garry Wills, author of the new book, “Why Priests? A … Continued

Immigration as redemption for U.S. bishops

Washington’s 2013 effort at comprehensive immigration reform offers a chance at redemption to the United States bishops. For what I … Continued

Chicago cardinal leads new fight against gay marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has launched a last-ditch campaign to convince the lame-duck Illinois legislature not to legalize same-sex marriage, … Continued

Washington churches told not to collect funds for gay marriage fight

SPOKANE, Wash. — Churches in Washington state are being reminded that collecting money for a political cause is not OK … Continued

Paul Ryan is one of us

Joshua Roberts BLOOMBERG Representative Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee and Mitt Romney’s running mate. … 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

After Vatican’s rebuke of nuns, time to hear Mary’s voice

Imagine the fury of the men of Galilee when a young, unmarried girl showed up in their village pregnant. They … Continued

Lutherans find common cause with Catholics on Obama mandate

ST. LOUIS — Lutherans and Catholics are not historically known for their theological sympathy, but earlier this month the president … Continued

Time to talk about sexuality in the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church’s official teaching on homosexuality distinguishes between homosexual individuals and what it calls the “homosexual condition.” The difficulty … Continued

Civil discourse: Speaking truth in love

Cardinal Donald Wuerl Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl answers questions from the media at Our Lady’s chapel following … 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.

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

Woman, man, transsexual

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Same-sex marriage is a fundamental right

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino is far from alone in his bluntly stated opposition … Continued

Prop 8 ruling: nothing ‘wrong’ with being gay

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Like many Americans, I celebrated the ruling by Federal Judge Vaughn Walker that overturned California’s Proposition … Continued

A woman’s life is a human life

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

Moral concerns are common; religious concerns are particular

U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have a … Continued