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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.

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 11
A former band director and music instructor at a Catholic school in Macon, Ga., has filed a lawsuit against the school this week, claiming gender discrimination, stating he was fired after he revealed he was planning to marry another man.

Pope to Sex Abuse Victims: I Beg Your Forgiveness

RELIGION | By Frances D’emilio | Jul 7
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
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

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Jun 26
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

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

New Job for Gay Former Catholic School Leader

RELIGION | Apr 26
The Mercer Island, Wash., School District says it plans to hire a gay administrator who was forced out of his job at a suburban Catholic school after his same-sex marriage.

School Official Responds to Outrage Over Anti-Gay Nun’s Speech, Counter Petition Launched

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 4
The chaplain of a North Carolina catholic school issued a statement explaining his decision to schedule a controversial lecture by a Dominican nun that condemned homosexuality, saying that the sister’s comments were in keeping with Catholic teaching.

Fired Catholic School Teacher Gives Birth to Son

RELIGION | Mar 26
A Montana Catholic school teacher who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried has filed a discrimination complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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