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Gay former vice-principal sues Catholic school for wrongful termination

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com (AP)Former Eastside Catholic High School Vice Principal Mark Zmuda attends a news conference in downtown Seattle on Friday, March 7, 2014 to announce a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle.
A gay vice principal who was forced out of his job at Eastside Catholic School filed a discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the school and church on Friday. Lawyers for the church and school planned to respond immediately with a motion arguing King County Superior Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case without violating the First Amendment.

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Pope Francis suggests Catholic Church could support same-sex civil unions

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Pope Francis
ROME -- While reaffirming the Catholic Church's opposition to same-sex marriage, Pope Francis said in a newspaper interview Wednesday that the church could support some form of civil unions.

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Heart attack victim says he was denied last rites after telling priest he’s gay

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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A heart attack victim says a Roman Catholic priest working as a chaplain at a Washington D.C. hospital refused to give him last rites and communion after the patient told him he’s gay.

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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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