- Jul 15, 2020
Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics not to support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith “clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues.”
Catholics outside the West may well wonder why, of all the things happening in and around the Vatican on Friday, it was an LGBTQ meeting that dominated media attention.
Pope Francis will be meeting with LGBTQ leaders on Friday. One major gay journalist has predicted a “historic” statement will be made. But what can the pope realistically do to create a new environment for gay members of the Church.
As the 2018 World Meeting of Families rolls on this week in Dublin, participants face the dilemma each day of choosing among a staggering variety of panels, talks, exhibits and other programs, often scheduled at precisely the same time in different venues.
While the U.S. struggles with co-ed scouting, Italy’s had it for a half-century with full support from the Catholic Church.
A Colorado baker’s insistence that his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple created trouble for the state’s civil rights commission long before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it had made a mistake.