Who will be the first American cardinal or bishop to embrace Pope Francis’s compassionate message and cease their open gay-hating? Who will be the first to stop reducing gay human beings to sex acts? How long will it take for the Pope’s words to influence those who profess to serve him?
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Thursday September 19, 2013 1:20 pm|
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday August 14, 2013 2:00 pm|
In short, Bishop Tobin was so opposed to marriage equality that he was willing to lie about the reach of Supreme Court decisions, back a ridiculous poison pill amendment, and say that marriage equality would not just hurt the state of Rhode Island but injure one’s personal relationship with God.
Yet Bishop Tobin’s loathing of marriage equality and Democrats’ support of it wasn’t enough to prompt him to leave the Democratic Party.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Friday July 5, 2013 11:30 am|
In his first encyclical, released today, Pope Frances has declared that “family” is comprised of a married man and woman and their biological children.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Saturday May 4, 2013 12:20 pm|
Shun your gay loved ones on their most important day or you and God may end up on the rocks. Worse yet, there may be talk in the village.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Sunday March 31, 2013 9:00 am|
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made a surprising admission during an interview this morning on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that the church doesn’t know how to pursue it’s policy of opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples without being anti-gay.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday March 25, 2013 2:50 pm|
Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quoted by Catholic News Agency refutes those claims.
If then-Archbishop Bergoglio didn’t advocate for civil unions, he should have, according to the Vatican document “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons“.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday March 20, 2013 6:40 am|
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the political organ of the American Catholic hierarchy, is promoting National Organization for Marriage’s upcoming marriage discrimination rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court with a “five reasons” list.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday February 11, 2013 2:35 pm|
Like so many Roman Catholic voters, parliamentarians, legislators and governors have done around the world, Britain’s Roman Catholic Members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly last week in support of marriage equality.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Wednesday January 2, 2013 3:28 pm|
The Illinois state Legislature is gearing up to consider passage of The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (HB5170), a marriage equality bill. Unsurprisingly Cardinal Francis George, Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, opposes the bill.
What is surprising is Cardinal George’s reliance on “natural law”, not Bible references, to make his case.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer Monday December 17, 2012 7:40 am|
In the wake of Washington state voters approving the state’s new civil marriage and religious freedom law, which allows same-sex couples to marry, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has summarized archdiocesan policy regarding same-sex marriage.