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Catholic Church

Discrimination

Catholic Church Fires 58-Year Old Social Ministries Coordinator Because She Married A Woman

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM May 16, 2014
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St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri has fired its coordinator of social ministries after she was accidentally outed in a local news story about her work feeding the poor.

News

Breaking: Archbishop’s Damning Testimony On Child Sex Abuse Released (Video, Transcript)

by David Badash ● 5:00 PM April 22, 2014
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The archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul finally testified in a four-hour court deposition on April 2 about his role in managing child sex abuse cases, and his comments can only be described as damning.

Bigotry Watch

‘Bishop of Bling’ Forced to Resign After Spending $43 Million on House

by Casey Michel ● 1:55 PM April 2, 2014
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If you’re an artist, the “Bishop of Bling” nickname may work to your advantage. If you’re an actual bishop, maybe not so much.

Marriage

After Exorcism, Bishop Says Married Gay Couples Should Be ‘Punished,’ Like Kids

by David Badash ● 5:03 PM January 28, 2014
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Bishop Paprocki, in defending his same-sex marriage exorcism, said that like spoiled children, sometimes loving, married gay couples and their allies need to be “punished.”

Celebrities

Watch: On Bill Maher, Dan Savage Slams ‘Kiddy F*cking Catholic Priests’

by David Badash ● 9:17 AM November 23, 2013
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Entering with a bang, Dan Savage on Bill Maher’s show attacked Catholic priests and both Mary and Liz Cheney. It was an amazing, hysterical, and on-target performance.

Civil Rights

Update: Catholic Hospital Refuses To Allow Woman To Visit Her Same-Sex Partner

by David Badash ● 12:04 PM November 14, 2013
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A woman who took her same-sex partner to the hospital is being refused the right to visit her by a Catholic hospital in Indiana.

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Demonstrates Why The Pope Had To Tell Him To Shut Up

by David Badash ● 7:09 PM September 20, 2013
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If the Pope is supposed to be God’s messenger on earth, the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has a voicemail box that is full and not accepting any more messages.

Civil Rights

Pope Francis: Catholic Church’s Obsession With Gay Marriage, Abortion Could Be Its Downfall

by David Badash ● 1:13 PM September 19, 2013
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Pope Francis I says the Catholic Church must stop being “obsessed” with preaching about same-sex marriage, birth control, and abortion, or it may find itself extinct.

News

Christian Group To Cardinal Timothy Dolan: ‘It’s Time To Resign’

by David Badash ● 10:13 AM July 15, 2013
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A progressive Christian group is petitioning Cardinal Timothy Dolan to resign after news broke that as Archbishop of Milwaukee he hid $57 million from victims of pedophile priests.

Marriage

First Encyclical By Pope Francis Continues Benedict’s Holy War On Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:51 PM July 5, 2013
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Pope Francis I just issued his first encyclical, chose former Pope Benedict XVI as his co-author, and chose to continue Benedict’s unhinged international holy war against same-sex marriage.

Marriage

Cardinal Dolan On Supreme Court Ruling: ‘A Tragic Day For Marriage And Our Nation’

by David Badash ● 12:36 PM June 26, 2013
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan today said that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is “a profound injustice” that threatens the “preservation of liberty and justice.”

News

Catholic, Mormon Church Official Policy Now Supports Gay Youth In Boy Scouts — Holdouts Persist

by David Badash ● 12:18 PM June 3, 2013
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The Mormon Church and now the Catholic Church have stated the Boy Scout’s new policy in gay youth is OK and are urging their members to continue to support Scouting.

News

New Pope In Rome, Same Old Anti-Gay Focus From The Catholic Church In America

by David Badash ● 3:33 PM May 29, 2013
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the highest-ranking Catholic in America, has made it clear how incredibly uncomfortable he is with LGBT people and seeing us as part of his flock.

Marriage

Cardinal Dolan: Same-Sex Couples Entitled To ‘Friendship’ But Not ‘Sexual Love’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 9:58 AM March 31, 2013
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Timothy Dolan says the Catholic Church wants “happiness” for same-sex couples but same-sex married couples are entitled only to “friendship” and not “sexual love.”