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Anti-Gay 'Pop Star Priest' Shoved Off Stage in Brazil

Anti-Gay 'Pop Star Priest' Shoved Off Stage in Brazil

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 16
A hugely popular anti-gay priest in Brazil was in the midst of a public address when he was shoved off the stage by a 32-year-old woman who reports said is mentally disturbed.

Vatican Mystery over Missing Girl Deepens as Bones Are Found

Vatican Mystery over Missing Girl Deepens as Bones Are Found

Jul 14
The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery.

Twitter Bans 'Dehumanizing' Posts Toward Religious Groups

Twitter Bans 'Dehumanizing' Posts Toward Religious Groups

Jul 11
Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups by using dehumanizing language, a ban it says may extend to other categories like race and gender.

Views on Clergy Vary by Age, Education, Religious Identity

Views on Clergy Vary by Age, Education, Religious Identity

Jul 8
Americans' age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member's sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on social issues such as same-sex marriage, a new poll shows.

A Matter of Faith: Democrats Embrace Religion in Campaign

A Matter of Faith: Democrats Embrace Religion in Campaign

By Elana Schor | Jul 7
When 10 Democratic presidential candidates were pressed on immigration policy during their recent debate, Pete Buttigieg took his answer in an unexpected direction: He turned the question into a matter of faith.

Minneapolis Church Expelled Over Support of Gay Marriage

Minneapolis Church Expelled Over Support of Gay Marriage

Jun 30
Leaders of the Evangelical Covenant Church voted to defrock a Minneapolis pastor and expel his church for permitting gay marriage.

Indiana Archbishop Defends Firing of Teacher in Gay Marriage

Indiana Archbishop Defends Firing of Teacher in Gay Marriage

Jun 28
The Indianapolis archbishop said Thursday that his orders for two Catholic high schools in the city to fire gay teachers were about upholding church teaching on marriage and not about sexual orientation.

American Cardinal Severs Ties with Bannon-Linked Group

American Cardinal Severs Ties with Bannon-Linked Group

By Nicole Winfield | Jun 26
A conservative American cardinal distanced himself Tuesday from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future populist leaders in Europe.

Indiana School Firing Gay Teacher to Keep Archdiocese Ties

Indiana School Firing Gay Teacher to Keep Archdiocese Ties

Jun 24
A private high school is firing an educator to avoid having its ties cut with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Archdiocese: School with Gay Teacher can't Use Catholic Name

Archdiocese: School with Gay Teacher can't Use Catholic Name

By Ken Kusmer | Jun 21
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis no longer will recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who's in a same-sex marriage, it announced Thursday.

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