(RNS) The Vatican on Wednesday said that Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned in February amid reports that he had made sexual advances to a number of priests, will do penance in an undisclosed location outside of his country.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As Rhode Island becomes the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, a leading opponent blames Hollywood, academia and the mainstream media for the movement.
NEW YORK (RNS) The story of a gay Catholic man who was relieved of all duties at his Long Island parish just got more interesting: His bishop returned a petition with 18,000 signatures with a one-line cover letter: “FROM YOUR FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP.”
(RNS) The gay man ousted from posts at his New York parish after a critic complained that he had married his partner delivered a petition with more than 18,000 signatures on Thursday to Bishop William Murphy asking to be reinstated.
NEW YORK (RNS) As Catholic leaders signal a new tone of welcome for gays in the church, a Long Island parishioner was booted from his church posts after an anonymous letter writer told the bishop the man had married his partner.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Even if the Supreme Court decides historic cases on gay marriage on narrow legal grounds, proponents of gay marriage say a win is still a win.
(RNS) Catholic leaders appear to be adopting a more positive tone, if not policies, on gays and lesbians. But the new rhetoric may also be an acknowledgment of the huge shift in the court of public opinion, and maybe soon at the Supreme Court.
(RNS) By any sniff test or common-sense test, gay unions are no more or less likely to succeed and to be things of beauty. The larger issue, it seems to me, is public respect. And respect comes from being worthy of respect.
The Supreme Court heard arguments over same sex marriage last week—whether California could ban it outright under Proposition 8 and whether Congress could deny federal marital benefits to same sex couples under the Defense of Marriage Act.
(RNS) New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Catholic Church needs to do a better job on not demonizing gays and lesbians, and a gay Catholic leader calls it an “Easter miracle.”