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Pelosi to SF Archbishop: Marriage march is ‘venom masquerading as virtue’

| Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined a high-profile lobbying effort to pressure San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to skip the upcoming "March for Marriage" event, calling it "venom masquerading as virtue."

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Catholic bishops maintain focus on same-sex marriage, abortion

| Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Participants listen during the morning general session at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
NEW ORLEANS -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops meeting Wednesday renewed their focus on same-sex marriage and abortion under Pope Francis. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to make only limited revisions to a guide they publish every presidential election year on church teaching, voting and public policy.

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Fired teachers seek audience with Pope over Catholic Church’s anti-gay stance

| Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Pope Francis
WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign on Tuesday delivered a letter to the Vatican on behalf of nine teachers who have lost their jobs at Catholics schools for either being LGBT, or supporting an LGBT family member.

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Judge allows gay administrator’s lawsuit against Catholic school to go forward

| Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Mark Zmuda
SEATTLE -- A lawsuit against a Washington state Catholic high school that fired an openly gay administrator after he married his same-sex partner can move forward, a judge has ruled.

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Gay band director fired by Catholic school for planning to marry partner

| Sunday, May 25, 2014
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MACON, Ga. -- An openly gay band director at a Macon, Ga., Catholic school has been fired after announcing plans to marry his partner later this year, and students and parents are protesting the firing to the school's board of trustees.

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Teachers criticize Catholic school contracts that regulate their private lives

| Saturday, May 24, 2014
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Roman Catholic Dioceses in Oakland and Cincinnati have come under fire for new morality clauses that require teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives.

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Catholic school apologizes for omitting girl’s tux photo, offers to reprint yearbook

| Thursday, May 22, 2014
Jessica Urbina
SAN FRANCISCO -- A Catholic prep school in California has issued a public apology and offered to reprint the school's yearbook after intentionally omitting a senior's photo from because she wore a tuxedo.

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Catholic principal regrets using Ellen DeGeneres photo in dance invitation

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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NEWTOWN, Pa. -- The principal of a Catholic elementary school in suburban Philadelphia is apologizing to parents for having used a photo of celebrity Ellen DeGeneres on an invitation to an Oscars-themed graduation dance.

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Portrait of girl in tuxedo omitted from Catholic school’s yearbook

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Jessica Urbina
SAN FRANCISCO — A Catholic high school in San Francisco came under fire on Friday for refusing to include a portrait of a female student wearing a tuxedo in the school yearbook.

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Catholic Church fires woman from job feeding the hungry over her same-sex marriage

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Colleen Simon
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has fired a woman in charge of distributing food to the homeless and hungry after learning she is gay and in a same-sex marriage.

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