Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is accused of sexual relations with several men, including priests, seminarians, and others, according to “multiple allegations” made several months ago.
A new document from the Vatican may pave the way for baptizing the children of same-sex couples and allowing divorced people to receive communion.
The battleground is the United Nations. “Today, the nature of the family is confused by so many … It is scandalous,” said the Holy See’s representative to the U.N. amid negotiations last month in New York.
“The church must oppose violence against gay persons and should strongly advocate for the decriminalization of homosexuality.”
“Let us give each other a spiritual hug.” The leader of the Catholic Church recorded a special message about Christian unity.
A Catholic choir and band teacher was forced to resign last week because his engagement goes against the church’s teachings on marriage.
The pope openly addressed the issue of sex abuse within the Catholic Church on Monday.
The two leaders appeared to have a staring contest — the pope won.
Nine immigration-rights groups lost Catholic grant money after joining a coalition that supports same-sex marriage. Joining the coalition violated the contract they signed which requires groups to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Warns that the church must “find a new balance” or fall.
Same-sex couples in Colombia are supposed to be able to form legal unions starting Friday. But unclear guidance from top officials could leave lower-level officials confused about whether to call the unions “marriage.”
Missouri priest Gary Meier has written about life as a gay catholic priest in his recently re-published memoir, Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest.
The Senate adjourned Wednesday night without voting on the bill to grant same-sex couples full marriage rights. Absent an unexpected development, all signs suggest it won’t pass when the Senate takes the measure up again on Tuesday.
How to talk about the papal conclave in a way that won’t annoy Catholics.
During the secret conclave, the cardinals will be banned from communicating with the outside world. Wi-Fi will also be blocked throughout Vatican City.
Dolan “pray[s] that [Obama] and his Administration act justly to uphold and protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman.” Democrats: “We support marriage equality.”
President of Ave Maria University says that even the administration’s recent olive branch to religious organizations isn’t enough. Opposes covering any and all forms of birth control.
The Obama campaign responds to Romney’s attacks. ” Mitt Romney is attacking the President for providing women with the same access to contraception and preventive health care services Romney did as governor.” The Romney campaign disputes the account, noting that Romney faced an overwhelmingly Democratic state legislature.
The use of birth control in the Catholic Church is typically frowned upon. But a new article published in the journal “The Lancet” makes the bold argument that nuns should take birth control pills to reduce their risk of cancer.
According to the Vatican, Yoga can add a new exciting benefit: impressing Satan. Just like reading “Harry Potter”.
Pope Benedict learns how to stay in touch using his new iPad. Too much? Nah.
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NO JOKE. This is the actual cover of the June issue of “Vermont Catholic” magazine. It looks like these guys have just stopped trying.
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