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Pope opens big week with sex, divorce, homosexuality, gay marriage on agenda

| Monday, February 17, 2014
Andrew Medichini, APPope Francis delivers his blessing to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican to attend the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
VATICAN CITY -- Meetings this week between Pope Francis and his cardinals will deal with some of the thorniest issues facing the church, including the rejection by most Catholics of some of its core teaching on premarital sex, contraception, gays and divorce.

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Vatican surveys find Catholics reject rules on morality, gay marriage

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY -- Surveys commissioned by the Vatican have shown that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce.

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Complaint: Catholic school rescinded job offer after learning applicant was gay

| Thursday, January 30, 2014
Matthew Barrett
BOSTON — A Boston man says in a complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination that a Roman Catholic school rescinded a job offer after finding out he was married to another man.

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Catholic school says it won’t rehire gay administrator who married partner

| Friday, January 24, 2014
Mark Zmuda
SEATTLE -- A Catholic school in a Seattle suburb says it won't rehire gay Vice-Principal Mark Zmuda, who was forced out in December after his same-sex marriage.

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Catholic school leader who ousted gay vice principal resigns

| Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Sister Mary E. Tracy, SNJM
SEATTLE -- The president of a Catholic school in Washington state who allegedly fired a gay vice principal becuase he married his same-sex partner, then suggested he divorce to keep his job, has resigned in the aftermath of the turmoil that followed that decision.

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Newly selected Catholic cardinal calls homosexuality a bodily ‘defect’

| Monday, January 20, 2014
Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar
MADRID -- Spain's newly chosen Catholic cardinal has described homosexuality as a "defect" within ones body, akin to high blood pressure, that can be corrected with treatment.

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Catholic archbishop ‘profoundly disappointed’ in Okla. marriage ruling

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Archbishop Paul Coakley
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says he's "profoundly disappointed" in a federal judge's ruling that struck down Oklahoma's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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After much prayer, church stands by decision to oust gay administrator

| Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Mark Zmuda (right) and husband Dana Jergens.
SEATTLE -- The Archdiocese of Seattle said Wednesday it won't change its mind about rehiring a gay vice principal who was encouraged to leave a Seattle-area Catholic high school after school officials learned he had married his same-sex partner.

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Catholic school choir director forced to resign following engagement to partner

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Brian Panetta (left) and Nathan David
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- A Catholic school in Sandusky, Ohio, has forced its band and choir director to resign after school officials learned he and his boyfriend recently became engaged to be married.

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Catholic school that forced out gay administrator keeps lesbian music coach

| Friday, January 10, 2014
Stephanie Merrow (right) and Jenny Frazier
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- A part-time musical coach at a Catholic school in Washington state who recently announced she is engaged to her same-sex partner said Thursday the school has given her a new employment agreement as an independent contractor.

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