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Virginia State Capitol.

Centuries of religious freedom at risk with Virginia veto, Catholic bishops warn

Apr 3, 2016

The veto of a religious freedom bill means faith-based groups that support marriage as a union of a man and... Read more

This LGBT advocate changed his mind about Christian bakers

Feb 3, 2016

Peter Tatchell is a passionate human rights campaigner who outwardly voices his support of same-sex marriage and LGBT issues.  Read more

In Canada, a bishop protests gender ideology mandate for Alberta schools

Jan 29, 2016

“Totalitarianism.” That was the word the Bishop of Calgary used to describe the Alberta government’s new mandatory gender guidelines.  Read more

Extraordinary Assembly of Synod of the Bishops on the Family 1, Oct. 2014.

A 'gay lobby' at the Vatican? One cardinal says it's real, and Pope Francis is responding

Jan 13, 2016

By CNA Staff

The influential Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga has acknowledged the presence of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican. In a new interview,... Read more

Equality doesn't mean men in the ladies' room, Houston voters say

Nov 4, 2015

Houston voters on Tuesday repealed a strict anti-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 61 to 39 percent, following concerns that... Read more


A voice missing from the synod: faithful Catholics with same-sex attraction

Aug 13, 2015

By Matt Hadro

When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice... Read more

Mike Pence.

No, Indiana did not just pass a law discriminating against gay people. Here's why.

Mar 27, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Despite media hype, a new Indiana law is not based on anti-gay discrimination, but on a 20-year legal precedent of... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on June 19, 2014.

Vatican: no papal endorsement for LGBT Catholic video

Mar 16, 2015

A Vatican official says there will be no papal endorsement for an LGBT activist video whose backers want it to... Read more

Rainbow Flag.

Why a new State Department position could spell trouble for religious liberty

Feb 26, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The State Department’s new LGBT special envoy will promote human rights abroad but could also pose a serious threat to... Read more

US Capitol building.

The irony in anti-discrimination – why Catholic bishops won't back ENDA

Feb 5, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could... Read more

Marquette University.

Catholic profs told to report opposition to 'gay marriage' as harassment

Dec 9, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

An anti-harassment training presentation at a Catholic college encourages employees to report critics of “gay marriage” – and could reflect... Read more

LGBT activist leader faces sex crimes charges involving teen

Nov 25, 2014

A founder of the Human Rights Campaign, an influential gay advocacy group that has begun targeting Catholic bishops for protests,... Read more

Italian bishops' television pulls invite to trans-sexual activist

Nov 11, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Following protests from viewers, the Italian bishops' conference-run TV station has withdrawn an invitation to a popular Italian trans-sexual and... Read more

Bishops at the 2012 Synod.

LGBT activist group hopes to influence family synod

Oct 14, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The start of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family has triggered a wave of activism from well-funded LGBT activist groups... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

NY cardinal: parade decision is matter of gay identity vs action

Sep 19, 2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has clarified his support for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, while acknowledging some remaining... Read more

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014.

Catholic League withdraws from St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sep 15, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging... Read more

Bagpipers march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in New York City, March 17, 2014.

Concerns, confusion swirl over LGBT group in St. Patrick's parade

Sep 5, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the inclusion of an LGBT activist group in... Read more