Rhode Island Catholic Priest’s Letter Shows That We’re Winning

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 10:33 am

The Rev. John A. Kiley, a senior priest in the Catholic Diocese of Providence, recently sent a letter titled “Homosexual marriage still a lie” to the Providence Journal : John A. Kiley: Homosexual marriage still a lie The cascading list of politicians and professionals endorsing so-called homosexual marriage calls to mind a profound observation of the [...]

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Admits That The Catholic Church’s Opposition to Same-Sex Civil Marriage Is Anti-Gay

By: Sunday March 31, 2013 10:43 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. From the ABC [...]

Roman Catholic Hierarchy Tacitly Admits That They’re Losing The Marriage Debate

By: Monday March 25, 2013 2:33 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 [...]

US Catholic Bishops Use Pope Francis’s Anti-Gay History to Promote NOM Rally

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 5:46 pm

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. Reason number one that the Catholic bishops say that people should rally with NOM: Pope Francis is a [...]

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Poised to Become Sixth Catholic Governor to Sign Marriage Equality Into Law

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 4:29 pm

What does Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have in common with every single U.S. state governor who has signed marriage equality legislation? He’s Catholic. Gov. Quinn, an enthusiastic supporter of marriage equality, promised attendees at Equality Illinois‘s Justice For All Gala this past weekend that “This week will be a historic week in Illinois. … This [...]

Pope to step down on Feb 28; cites ‘advanced age’ – another scandal shoe about to drop?

By: Monday February 11, 2013 8:13 am

This is historic news; the last time a pope to resign was Gregory XII in 1415; “old age” has traditionally meant nothing as popes die in office. Notably, Pope Benedict XVI, the former  Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the right-hand man to Pope John Paul II, who not only succumbed to advanced age, but was for all intents [...]

RI: Bishop Tobin’s Flock Calls Marriage Equality “Inmoral” and “Unnecesary”

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 4:25 pm

During last night’s legislative hearing on Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill, opponents of the legislation held signs that appeared to be quoting Bishop Thomas Tobin. Last week, the bishop released a statement that began with the sentence: “The proposal to legalize “same-sex marriage” in the State of Rhode Island is immoral and unnecessary.” Judging by [...]

Seattle’s Catholic Archbishop Finds Solace in Washington’s Freedom To Marry Law

By: Monday December 17, 2012 9:32 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.  From the latest Archdiocese of Seattle Policy Refresher: ARCHDIOCESAN POLICY BASED ON CANON LAW No priest or deacon or lay minister [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Gives Churches Illegal Fundraising Instructions

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 4:25 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington, the campaign opposing Washington state’s freedom to marry law, has attracted the attention of the state’s Public Disclosure Commission because its fundraising instructions to churches are “not in compliance with state law”, according to the Seattle Times: The fact that churches can call for or allow special collections on behalf of a [...]

N.J.: gay HIV-positive man denied meds by hospital because ‘he went against God’s will’

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 12:19 pm

WWJD? Apparently if he was a doctor at Trinitas Regional Medical Center,  a Catholic community teaching hospital in Elizabeth, NJ, he’d deny life-saving medications to patients with HIV — and deny visitation rights to relatives as punishment — if they are gay. Joao Simoes is suing the hospital in Union County Superior Court because of allegedly [...]

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