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Pope Francis: ‘There Is No Place’ For Gay Priests in Clergy

A photo of Pope Francis at a ceremony in the Vatican City.

  Pope Francis is often praised for being the most progressive pontiff of all time. And while it’s certainly true that he’s been a lot more open-minded than previous religious leaders, his latest comments show that the Catholic Church still has a long ways to go. During a four-hour interview with Spanish Missionary Fernando Prado, […]

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Catholic Priests May Now Absolve Abortions

A photo of Pope Francis.

  Catholicism has a complicated relationship with abortion, and as a result, with the women’s rights movement in general. The Catholic Church considers abortion a “grave sin.” Traditionally, this sin could only be absolved by a bishop, although he could allow a priest to do so if he wished. During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, […]

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Gay Christians: An Oxymoron?

A photo of a woman with rainbow-painted hands holding a Bible and a crucifix.

  Ever since Pope Francis issued a public apology for the church’s treatment of gays, it’s sparked a lot of controversy in regards to religion and homosexuality. Among those controversies is the recent rise of Christians who identify as being gay. According to a 2014 Religious Landscape Study, 48% of LGB people identify themselves as […]

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Gay Vatican Priest Fired

Father John Joseph Reid and Father Lawrence Turner are Catholic priests that fell in love with each other and married in Massachusetts.

  While people consider Pope Francis to be relatively progressive, the Catholic Church remains conservative in many ways. Monsignor Krzyzstof Charamsa came out in newspaper interviews in Italy and Poland, where he is from, announcing that he was proud to be a gay man and that he was in a loving relationship with another man. […]

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