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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.

Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval Saturday of a revised document laying out the church's position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report is a "balanced" reflection of church teaching and pastoral demands.

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.

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.

Cardinals Debate Marriage Before Crucial Meeting

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 19
The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

Catholic League Bowing Out of St. Patrick's Parade

RELIGION | By Karen Matthews | Sep 11
The Catholic League says it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because parade organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march.

Religious Groups Throw Wet Blanket on #IceBucketChallenge

RELIGION | By EDGE | Aug 21
Instead of throwing ice water, conservative Christian and right to life groups are throwing the proverbial "wet blanket" on the popular #IceBucketChallenge awareness-raising campaign to combat ALS.

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