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Gay and Catholic: A Reconciliation of Faith and Self-Identity

Gay and Catholic: A Reconciliation of Faith and Self-Identity

Oct 31, 2020

Author Benjamin James Brenkert shares his experience with the Catholic church and the Jesuit priests who challenged his sense of honesty and integrity.

Social Issues a Priority for Cardinal-to-Be Wilton Gregory

Social Issues a Priority for Cardinal-to-Be Wilton Gregory

By David Crary | Oct 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church's first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes the U.S. hierarchy can broaden its concept of "pro-life."

'Borat' Star Gives Church $100K After Member Appears in Film

'Borat' Star Gives Church $100K After Member Appears in Film

Oct 31, 2020

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film.

Head of Church in Montenegro Dies After COVID-19 Infection

Head of Church in Montenegro Dies After COVID-19 Infection

Oct 30, 2020

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro has died in hospital after contracting the coronavirus, the church said Friday.

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

Despite cautioning the Catholic faithful in attendance about the risks of COVID-19, Pope Francis and his aides did not wear masks at Wednesday's general audience.

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

By Frances D'Emilio | Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 23, 2020

The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis' glory days travelling the world to bless the oppressed.

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 22, 2020

Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Divided Reactions in US as Pope Backs Same-Sex Civil Unions

Divided Reactions in US as Pope Backs Same-Sex Civil Unions

By David Crary and Elana Schor | Oct 22, 2020

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he's done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said he was blatantly contradicting church teaching.

Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21, 2020

A new survey found that seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, the highest figure up to this point conducted by a major national polling organization.

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 21, 2020

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary "Francesco," which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.

Pope Reverts to Mask-less Old Ways Amid Growing Criticism

Pope Reverts to Mask-less Old Ways Amid Growing Criticism

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 21, 2020

A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting.

Watch: 'Somebody Can Marry a Cow,' Pastor Claims if Trump Loses

Watch: 'Somebody Can Marry a Cow,' Pastor Claims if Trump Loses

Oct 20, 2020

A Trump-supporting pastor predicts a God-decreed change in Donald Trump's election chances; if not, people will be able to marry cows.

Gay Members Would Be Expelled by Amy Coney Barrett Religious Group

Gay Members Would Be Expelled by Amy Coney Barrett Religious Group

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 15, 2020

People of Praise, the religious organization Amy Coney Barrett served as a handmaid for, expels members who partake in gay sex, according to its current leader Craig Lent.

Bipartisan Christian Group Forms Super PAC to Oppose Trump

Bipartisan Christian Group Forms Super PAC to Oppose Trump

By Elana Schor | Oct 13, 2020

A group of Christians from both sides of the aisle, including a past faith adviser to former President Obama, is forming a political action committee designed to chip away at Christian support for President Trump in the final weeks of the 2020 campaign.

Church Leader Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Montenegro

Church Leader Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Montenegro

Oct 7, 2020

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, which led months of protests against the small Balkan state's pro-Western government, has been hospitalized after testing positive for the coronavirus, the church said Wednesday.

Amid Pandemic Challenges, Houses of Worship Show Resiliency

Amid Pandemic Challenges, Houses of Worship Show Resiliency

By David Crary | Oct 4, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has posed daunting challenges for houses of worship across the U.S. It also has sparked moments of gratitude, wonder and inspiration.

Barrett Tied to Faith Group Ex-Members Say Subjugates Women

Barrett Tied to Faith Group Ex-Members Say Subjugates Women

By Michael Biesecker and Michelle R. Smith | Sep 29, 2020

President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head" of the family and faith.

Church Says Cardinal Pell Returning to Vatican in Crisis

Church Says Cardinal Pell Returning to Vatican in Crisis

By Rod McGuirk | Sep 28, 2020

Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago.

The Pope Affirms LGBTQ Kids to Parents in Rome

The Pope Affirms LGBTQ Kids to Parents in Rome

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 19, 2020

Pope Francis met with approximately 40 parents of LGBTQ children on Wednesday and said "the Church loves your children as they are, because they are children of God."

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