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Anti-Gay SF Archbishop Puts 'Morality Clauses' in Employee Handbook

By EDGE | Feb 5
San Francisco's anti-gay archbishop is at it again. This time with 2,000 words worth of morals clauses in a handbook for high school employees.

Pope Gives His Take on Divisive Family Meeting

Dec 10
Pope Francis says bishops spoke their minds, and may have even fought among themselves during a divisive church meeting on family issues. But he says no one questioned church teaching on marriage.

Bishops Revise Document on Gays, Expect Approval

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.

Catholic Bishops Take Distance From Gay Document

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.

Anti-Gay Minn. Archbishop Denies Touching Minor

By Amy Forliti | Dec 18
St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down from public ministry while police investigate an allegation that he improperly touched a boy during a public photo session four years ago, an accusation he strongly d

Bishops Elect Louisville Archbishop New President

Nov 14
The new leader of the nation’s bishops says he will draw on his years as a pastor to guide American bishops as they attempt to shift focus under Pope Francis, who wants more emphasis on compassion than on divisive social issues such as gay marriage.

Pope’s Rep: US Bishops Shouldn’t Preach Ideology

By Rachel Zoll | Nov 12
The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not "follow a particular ideology" and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church.

Vatican Abruptly Ousts Dominican Republic Envoy

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez and Nicole Winfield | Sep 6
Authorities in the Dominican Republic will look into allegations of child sex abuse against the papal envoy to the Caribbean country following his abrupt removal from his post by the Vatican, the attorney general said Wednesday.

RI Bishop Switches Parties Over Gay Rights, Abortion

Aug 14
The Roman Catholic bishop of Providence says he has become a registered Republican.

After Admitting to Gay Affairs, U.K. Cardinal Slammed for Hypocrisy

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 12
Even officials in the Catholic Church are slamming their hierarchy for rank hypocrisy in the light of the now-former prelate for Scotland, Cardinal Keith O’Brien O’Brien, admitted to having relations with fellow priests.

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