• Arkansas diocese wants to enter gay marriage suit

    • Sep 26, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The leader of Arkansas’ Roman Catholic diocese wants the state’s highest court to consider his thoughts on the voter-approved gay-marriage ban. Anthony Taylor, the bishop of Little Rock, asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to accept a friend of the court brief that argues justices

  • Michigan nuns to reconsider school policies

    • Sep 24, 2014

    The Catholic nuns who operate a suburban Detroit school plan to re-examine policies regarding the decision to fire a gay teacher after she became pregnant. Sister Mary Jane Herb, president of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, said in a letter to Marian High School alumnae Monday

  • Gay music director dismissed at Catholic church

    • Sep 24, 2014

    A popular music director at a Catholic church in Victoria has been asked to resign after marrying his longtime same-sex partner. Father Bob White leads St. Victoria Catholic Church. He has notified parishioners that Archbishop John Nienstedt has asked for Jamie Moore’s resignation. White says Moore has agreed to the

  • 300 parishoners meet with bishop over gay couple

    • Sep 22, 2014

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. – A Roman Catholic bishop says a central Montana parish is about evenly divided over a new priest’s decision to prohibit a gay couple from receiving Communion unless they divorce, live separately and write a statement affirming that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

  • Michigan’s balking at anti-gay discrimination law

    • Sep 19, 2014

    For almost a year, advocates of prohibiting discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity in Michigan geared their strategy to this month. It’s when the GOP-led Legislature, nudged by a growing coalition of major businesses, would pass a bipartisan bill to update Michigan’s civil rights law to include protections

  • Anti-gay billboard stirs debate in Tennessee

    • Sep 18, 2014

    An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1uI0KbV) reports that the message reads: “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination. — God.” The sign says it