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NJ priest rapes teen, flees country, says victim “wanted” it

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
"Don't worry, this is what God wants," Rev. Manuel Gallo Espinoza allegedly told a 15-year-old boy before raping him.
The victim claims Rev. Manuel Espinoza told him "Don't worry. This is what God wants." ...

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Friction over LGBT issues as pope plans US visit

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput, right, stands next to Pope Francis as they pose for a photo with a delegation from Philadelphia at the end of the pontiff's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
The tensions pose a real-world test of the pope's approach that emphasizes compassion -- while upholding Catholic doctrine that marriage is between a man and woman. ...

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Catholic parish disinvites gay groups during Pope’s visit

Friday, August 21, 2015
Pope Francis
"“It’s not about the individuals." ...

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Catholic bishop criticizes gay wedding in Puerto Rico

Sunday, August 16, 2015
The Sunday ceremony, in which 60 gay couples were married, took place in San Juan's colonial district.
Over 60 couples from around the region have gathered in Puerto Rico's capital to exchange vows at a same-sex marriage ceremony. ...

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“Welcoming LGBT Catholics” conference becomes anti-gay rally

Thursday, August 13, 2015
""It’s not being a bigot to say that people should not have sexual relations with people of the same gender," said Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron.
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron: "It’s not being a bigot to say that people should not have sexual relations with people of the same gender." ...

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This Catholic priest thinks all gays should be put to death

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Bishop Vitus Huonder
His hate speech could land him three years in prison. ...

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A school principal fired this teacher for being gay.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Margie Winters
Now, she wants to schedule a meeting to calm outraged parents. ...

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Will the firing of a gay teacher make the Catholic Church change its ways?

Sunday, August 9, 2015
Margie Winters
Margie Winters lost her job when a parent complained about her marriage to a woman. Now, she plans to talk to The Pope. ...

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Following his resignation, former Archbishop John Neinstedt denies allegations

Monday, July 20, 2015
"It pains me deeply that my good name and reputation have been put into question," said former Archbishop John Neinstedt to The Star Tribune.
Neinstedt has called homosexuality "evil" in the past, and thinks equal marriage laws are a Satanic "man-made experiment" that would harm children. ...

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Mayoral candidate faults church in firing of gay teacher

Friday, July 10, 2015
Jim Kenney criticized Catholic Church officials, calling them "cowardly."
Jim Kenney says church officials should explain why teacher Margie Winters and her wife are threats to society. Winters lost her job last month as religious instruction director at suburban Waldron Mercy Academy after telling the school about her out-of-state ...

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