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Gay and Transgender Inmates Invited to Lunch with Pope Francis During Prison Visit
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

Among the many innovations Francis has made since his election two years ago this month has been a new tone and approach to gay and transgender people. When Pope Francis pays a vi ...

Change in Translation Epitomizes Bishops’ Debate Over Gays
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

The lobbying at the two-week summit of church leaders — a synod on family life that is set to wrap up Saturday with a final report — was epitomized by the retranslation of a headline from “welcoming homosexual ...

U.S. Archbishop Urges Both Sides to Cool Down at Vatican
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

After two days of fighting between happy liberals and angry conservatives, the Vatican on Oct. 15 dispatched a leading moderate from the U.S. church to tell both sides to temper their expectations about impend ...

U.S. Churches Feel Beat of Change: More Diversity, More Drums
Originally Posted: 09/11/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

U.S. religious congregations are marching to their own drums now more than ever. The  National Congregations Study ‘s latest look at the country’s churches, synagogues and mosques — the third wave of  studies that began in 1998  —  finds more con ...

Poll Shows A Double Standard on Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and many say activist groups — particularly gays and lesbians — are trying to remove “traditional Christian values” from the public square ...