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Pope Francis Says The Church Should Apologize To LGBTQ People And Women

But don’t expect the Pope to fully support LGBTQ people’s rights in the church anytime soon.

Kelly Kanayama | June 27, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Pope Francis’ New Encyclical Welcomes Gay And Divorced Catholics Back Into Church Life

Pope Francis’ long-awaited encyclical on love and marriage, Amoris Laetitia, was published today. In it, Francis doesn’t create any new rules for marriage, but he does elaborate on how priests…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 8, 2016 - 10:43 am

Vatican: Bishops Need Not Report Clerical Child Abuse to Cops

Catholic bishops who suspect clerical child abuse need not report it to police.

Newser | February 11, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Priest Who Covered Up Sex Abuse Put In Charge Of Sex Abuse Hotline

Today in poor judgement…

Robyn Pennacchia | December 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Gay Priest Fired For Coming Out Right Before Vatican Assembly On Family, Marriage & Same-Sex Relationships

One person who probably doesn’t refer to Pope Francis as “Cool Pope” like so many have called the notoriously less-bigoted-than-usual Catholic Church figurehead? Former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa, who was fired just…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 5, 2015 - 11:20 am

Pope Francis Says ‘God Weeps’ For Child Sexual Abuse Victims Of The Clergy

On the Pope’s final day of his historic United States visit, Francis met with Bishops in Philadelphia and brought up the Catholic church’s darkest secrets.

He said that…

Katrin Higher | September 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Catholic Church Spraying Homeless With Water At Night In San Francisco

In a tremendous show of Christian charity, a Catholic church in San Francisco has installed water sprinklers specifically meant to drive away the homeless people who sleep in the church’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Hillary Clinton Pulls The Grandma Card In Support Of Vaccines

The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2015

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 3, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pope Francis Gives Breastfeeding In Public His Holy Endorsement

Breastfeeding in public just got a major, holy, endorsement. Pope Francis recently told mothers that they could breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel. While presiding over the baptism of 33 babies,…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Feminists To Blame For Child-Molesting Priests, Says Demoted Cardinal

Cardinal Raymond Burke once held the high-ranking position of Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. However, last year, Pope Frank — disagreeing with his right-wing positions…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 7, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why I Don’t Love Pope Francis & Am Remaining A Lapsed Catholic

Fun facts about me: My mom’s whole family is Catholic going back centuries. It’s part of our family legacy – the Veteri Ponte (shortened to Vipond) were Catholic barons in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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