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Swiss bishops: Same-sex marriage proposal 'fraught with difficulties'

Dec 9, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Switzerland are voicing opposition to a legal measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in the country,... Read more

Pope Francis (left), with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Vatican Secretariat of State provides context of Pope Francis civil union remark

Nov 1, 2020

The Vatican’s Secretary of State has asked papal representatives to share with bishops some clarifications regarding comments on civil unions... Read more

Sant'Oreste, Lazio, Italy.

Italian priest performs same-sex civil union ceremony

Jul 21, 2020

A priest has resigned as a parish pastor after he performed a same-sex civil union ceremony in the town hall... Read more

Sign for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C.

DOJ backs Archdiocese of Indianapolis over firing of teacher for gay marriage

Sep 30, 2019

The Justice Department said on Friday that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is protected by the First Amendment in its request that... Read more

The House of Parliament in London.

UK parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, abortion in N Ireland

Jul 10, 2019

The British parliament voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland –  a vote that will take... Read more

UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London.

UK Supreme Court rules in favor of Christian bakery

Oct 10, 2018

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has reached a unanimous verdict in favor of the right of a Christian-owned... Read more

Costa Rican bishops deplore ruling legalizing gay marriage

Aug 13, 2018

The Costa Rican Bishops' Conference lamented a ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the nation's Supreme Court which mandated legal... Read more

Australian unions seek limits on religious groups' hiring freedom

Aug 7, 2018

A group of trade unions in Australia last month passed a motion saying that they will lobby to restrict the... Read more

Catholic counseling group in Ireland offers services to same-sex couples

Jul 27, 2018

By Perry West

To maintain state funding, a Catholic marriage counseling group in the Republic of Ireland, Accord, will reportedly begin to counsel... Read more

Barronelle Stutzman.

Supreme Court returns case of florist who declined gay wedding to lower court

Jun 25, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined... Read more

Tony Abbott, who was Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 - 2015.

Australia's former prime minister: Redefining marriage has big consequences

Nov 3, 2017

By Michelle La Rosa

If the people of Australia vote to redefine marriage in the country, the consequences will be dire, warned former Prime... Read more

Georgetown University.

Georgetown students' commission votes not to sanction pro-marriage group

Nov 3, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

Georgetown University's Student Activities Commission voted Friday to maintain university funding for Love Saxa, a pro-marriage student group that had... Read more

Photographer and blogger Amy Lawson (L), owner of Amy Lynn Photography Studio in Madison, Wis.

In limited ruling, court sides with Wis. photographer who declines same-sex weddings

Aug 24, 2017

A Christian photographer who declines clients because she does not believe in same-sex marriage cannot be sued under certain anti-discrimination... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter Square, Feb. 22, 2017.

Vatican clarifies: Gay couple received standard form letter from Pope, not endorsement

Aug 8, 2017

A congratulatory letter sent from Pope Francis to a same-sex couple regarding the baptism of their children was a standard... Read more

Bishop Paprocki explains Catholic teaching: Repentance is for everyone

Jul 26, 2017

A prominent media priest who criticized Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s restatement of norms regarding church funerals “gets a lot wrong,” the... Read more

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Gay marriage lawsuit against Catholic school not expected to succeed

Jan 17, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit against a Catholic high school claims that it was illegal discrimination to fire a teacher for contracting a... Read more

Rainbow Flag.

Can you teach the truth and not be a hater? This ministry for gay Catholics says yes.

Jan 13, 2017

By Mary Farrow

In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several... Read more

Mexican flag.

Mexican president's party hit with 'protest vote' over gay marriage

Jun 7, 2016

Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout... Read more

Anglican Episcopal clergy.

Anglican leaders smack Episcopal Church over gay marriage

Jan 14, 2016

A meeting of national leaders of the Anglican Communion on Thursday issued a statement reprimanding the Episcopal Church, its American... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington attends the Synod on the Family, Oct. 9, 2015.

Cardinal Wuerl explains why Church workers must be consistent with the Gospel

Jan 14, 2016

Church workers have to lead people toward Catholic teaching in their public lives, not away from it, the Archbishop of... Read more