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Iowa Catholic school that refused to hire gay teacher approves gay-straight alliance

Saturday, April 25, 2015
A West Des Moines Catholic high school that came under fire recently for refusing to hire a gay teacher, has approved a request by students to form a school-based gay-straight alliance called "One Human Family." ...

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Cardinal Francis George
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who fought tirelessly against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Illinois, and who once compared LGBT people to the Ku Klux Klan, died after a long fight with cancer. ...

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Some San Francisco Catholics call for ouster of anti-gay archbishop

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Salvatore Cordileone
More than 100 Bay Area Catholics went public with their complaints about the San Francisco archbishop, asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with someone more inclusive and less divisive. ...

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Vatican mum on why France’s appointment of a gay diplomat has stalled

Friday, April 10, 2015
St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
The Vatican has yet to approve the appointment of an openly gay French ambassador to the Holy See, prompting observers to interpret the silence as a rebuke of the man’s sexual orientation. ...

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Catholic students stage walkout to protest school’s refusal to hire gay teacher

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Students at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa, walkout in protest of the school's refusal to hire a gay teacher.
Students and alumni staged a walkout Wednesday in protest of a West Des Moines Catholic high school opting to not hire a substitute teacher full time after learning he was gay. ...

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Online petition seeks to save job of gay speech teacher fired by Catholic school

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Students, parents and alumni of an Omaha Catholic high school are among the thousands who've signed an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to fire a teacher over his same-sex relationship. ...

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Peru rejects civil unions bill after Catholic bishop calls gay lawmaker a ‘faggot’

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Monsignor Luis Bambarén
Lawmaker Carlos Bruce said he was disappointed a representative of the Catholic Church, "apparently lacking arguments, now resorts to insults.” ...

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Catholic archdiocese of Cincinnati to tweak teacher contract morality clauses

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The contract still prohibits teachers from "any conduct or lifestyle" that would contradict Catholic teachings or morals. ...

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Archbishop answers disapproving letter from lawmakers over morality clause

Friday, February 20, 2015
Salvatore Cordileone
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote the message in response to a letter sent to him earlier this week by California lawmakers urging him to remove from a teachers' handbook morality clauses they say are discriminatory and divisive. ...

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Gay Catholics get Vatican welcome, but no papal shout-out

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sister Jeannine Gramick, left, and Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director of Catholic gay rights group New Ways Ministry, pose for a photo in front of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, after attending Pope Francis' weekly general audience, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
The Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekly general audience Wednesday. ...

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