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The main author of a contentious Vatican draft report on welcoming gays and divorced people into the church defended the document Wednesday but acknowledged problems and said there was ample room for improvement.
Gay rights groups hailed a "seismic shift" by the Catholic Church toward gays on Monday after bishops said homosexuals had gifts to offer the church and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexuals with "precious" support.
Citing examples of ancient druids and murdered sheep, Pat Robertson is warning parents not to allow their kids to take part in trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Alarmed by the broad expansion of gay marriage set in motion by the Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures, seeking exemptions that would allow groups with religious objections to discriminate against gays.
Conservative Catholic bishops are distancing themselves from a document showing an unprecedented opening toward gays and divorced people, saying it doesn't reflect their views and vowing to make changes to the final version.
Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are "positive" aspects to a couple living together without marriage.
What do teen suicide, the Holocaust, ISIS and pedophila all have in common? According to the American Family Association, they're all caused by gay people.
Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada,
Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.
The Vatican's doctrine czar has said the Holy See should publish the speeches by bishops from around the world about family problems, marriage, divorce, gays and sex.