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Demoted Cardinal to Deny Pro-LGBT Lawmakers Communion

RELIGION | By EDGE | Nov 17
A hard-line U.S. cardinal says he will deny Holy Communion to any Catholic lawmaker who voted for same-sex marriage.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Vatican Mystery: Where Did Gay Welcome Originate?

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 16
Just where did the authors of a draft report come up with such ground-breaking language that gays had gifts to offer the church and that even homosexual partnerships had merit?

Vatican Alters Draft Report Translation About Gays

RELIGION | Oct 16
The contentious debate over the Vatican's ground-breaking overture to gays has taken a new twist.

Author of Vatican Gay Report Eyes Improvement

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 15
The main author of a contentious Vatican draft report on welcoming gays and divorced people into the church defended the document Wednesday but acknowledged problems and said there was ample room for improvement.

Catholic Bishops Take Distance From Gay Document

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 14
Conservative Catholic bishops are distancing themselves from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn't reflect their views and vowing to make changes to the final version.

Gay Rights Groups Hail New Catholic Tone

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 10
Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.

Pope and Prelates Get Crash Course in Joys of Sex

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 7
Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex, from a Catholic couple brought in to talk about what makes a marriage last.

Gay Music Director Dismissed at Catholic Church

RELIGION | Sep 24
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

NATIONAL | Sep 20
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.

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