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Report: Former Twin Cities archbishop tried to limit probe into sexual misconduct

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Former St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt
The former archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Rev. John Nienstedt, interfered with an investigation by an outside law firm into allegations of his misconduct. ...

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Vatican: Ireland same-sex marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Pope Francis
The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize same-sex marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional church teaching on marriage. ...

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What does Ireland’s vote say about the U.S. debate on same‑sex marriage?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Rory O'Neill, known by the Drag persona Panti Bliss, celebrates with yes supporters at Dublin Castle, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. ...

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Catholic Church ponders future after same-sex marriage vote in Ireland

Monday, May 25, 2015
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, and Deputy Prime Minister Joan Burton celebrate at Dublin castle, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015.
The morning after Ireland learned it had become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, Diarmuid Martin, the archbishop of Dublin, looked out at the future of the Roman Catholic Church. ...

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Irish premier: ‘Create history’ by voting yes for same-sex marriage

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Yes campaign posters are seen in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Barely a generation ago, Ireland listed homosexual acts as a crime and made gays lead secret lives or emigrate to more liberal lands. But on Friday, May 22, 2015, in the world’s first national referendum on the matter, the Irish could vote to legalize same-sex marriage.
Prime Minister Enda Kenny is urging Ireland's voters to support the legalization of same-sex marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his secular-minded government. ...

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Top Swiss Bishop: Being gay is a weakness that can be cured

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Jean-Marie Lovey
Jean-Marie Lovey, one of Switzerland’s most prominent Catholic Bishops, said on Tuesday that he is persuaded that "homosexuality can be cured" by prayer or “psychological healing." ...

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Seton Hall priest says he was fired for supporting ‘NOH8 Campaign’

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Warren Hall was removed from his post at Seton Hall after he posted a Facebook message supporting the anti-bullying message of the NOH8 campaign. Now he opens up for the first time since his removal, coming out publicly as gay.
A Catholic priest says he was fired as director of Seton Hall University's campus ministry after publicly supporting the "NOH8 Campaign" in a Facebook post. ...

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Bishop offends Catholics, gays in speech intended to denounce anti-gay discrimination

Friday, May 15, 2015
Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba
The Jesuit priest used a pejorative Spanish term for a gay man, and wondered aloud whether one of Jesus' 12 apostles could have been homosexual and Mary Magdalene a lesbian. ...

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Gay teacher ousted from Catholic school gets new job

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Matthew Eledge
Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Neb., ousted Matthew Eledge after learning he was engaged to his same-sex partner. ...

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Growing Mormon-Catholic Alliance: Quiet partners behind the Christian Right’s religious discrimination agenda

Sunday, April 26, 2015
One of the primary drivers of the movement to corrupt and redefine religious freedom isn’t someone in a shouting match on cable news, but a decades-long alliance of top Mormons and Catholics. ...

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