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 [...]

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 [...]

British Catholic MPs Voted Overwhelmingly for the Equal Marriage Bill

By: Monday February 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Like so many Roman Catholic voters, parliamentarians, legislators and governors have done around the world, Britain’s Roman Catholic Members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly last week in support of the UK Equal Marriage bill. “Among the Catholic MPs who cast ballots in the landmark February [5] vote, 47 favored the government’s proposal, and only 28 opposed [...]

NOM and New Hampshire’s Catholic Bishops Suddenly Support Civil Unions

By: Monday March 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Last week New Hampshire state Rep. David Bates (R) proposed an amendment to his marriage equality repeal bill (HB 427) that would reinstate civil unions. Despite vehemently opposing civil unions in the past, the Diocese of Manchester, which constitutes “The Catholic Church in New Hampshire”, is supporting Rep. Bates’s amendment. In addition to repealing same [...]

Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain Drops the Pretense, Calls for Special Rights for Heterosexuals

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 12:21 pm

Opponents of lifting bans on access to civil marriage licenses for same-sex couples frequently claim that lifting those bans somehow amounts to “special rights” for same-sex couples. For example, Gary Randall, a retired televangelist from Oregon with a long history of opposing civil rights for Washington’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents, makes frequent [...]

Washington’s Catholic Hierarchy Attempts a Secular Argument Against Marriage Equality

By: Saturday January 14, 2012 9:10 pm

In response to the filing on Friday of Washington’s civil marriage equality bill, the Washington State Catholic Conference issued a statement in opposition called “Marriage and the Common Good” (PDF). The document is signed by the state’s four bishops (pictured below), including Archbishop of Seattle J. Peter Sartain who is also secretary-elect to the United [...]

Gov. Chris Gregoire is the 3rd Catholic Governor in a Row to Champion Marriage Equality

By: Friday January 6, 2012 11:10 pm

In announcing her strong support for marriage equality, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (D) joins not only a majority of Washington voters but a supermajority of American Catholics who support civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Roman Catholics make up about 16% of the population in Washington state, many of whom live in the Puget [...]

Someone Has a Golden Plank in His Eye

By: Monday December 26, 2011 10:04 am

During the Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season…  All well and good, except that he did this while wearing gold brocade, sitting on a golden throne surrounded by golden trappings, holding up a book festooned [...]

A whiff of the desperate from Archbishop Timothy Dolan

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 4:49 pm

Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan is apparently in a flop sweat over the new reality that a majority of Catholics support the right of same-sex couples to marry. In the wake of the marriage equality law passing in New York — with the help of the state’s Roman Catholic Governor and legislators — Dolan [...]

The Roman Catholic Church indulges in moral relativism on civil unions

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 4:40 pm

The opposition of the Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy to marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is legendary.  Not only does the Catholic Church lobby for anti-equality constitutional amendments and against marriage equality laws, it has been known to fundraise for those efforts and circulate referendum petitions during Holy Mass while the [...]

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