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Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

A Brazilian man accused of violently attacking a movie company that depicted Jesus Christ as gay is seeking asylum in Russia his September arrest in Moscow.

Polish Buildings Lit in Pride Colors, Activists Say There's More Work to Do

Polish Buildings Lit in Pride Colors, Activists Say There's More Work to Do

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 20, 2020

On Monday, buildings in several Polish cities were illuminated in rainbow colored lights as a gesture of solidarity with the LGBTQ community, even as hostility toward the community is still rising.

AP Analysis: 'Who am I to Judge?' Helps Explain Pope's View

AP Analysis: 'Who am I to Judge?' Helps Explain Pope's View

By Nicole Winfield | Nov 18, 2020

Pope Francis' famous quip "Who am I to judge?" could go a long way toward explaining his initial attitude toward Theodore McCarrick, the defrocked American cardinal who was the subject of a two-year Vatican investigation that was released last week.

Vatican Calling: Pope Congratulates Joe Biden on Election

Vatican Calling: Pope Congratulates Joe Biden on Election

By Will Weissert and David Crary | Nov 14, 2020

It's not exactly divine intervention, but even the pope considers the U.S. presidential race over.

Vatican Calling: Pope Congratulates Joe Biden on Election

Vatican Calling: Pope Congratulates Joe Biden on Election

By Will Weissert and David Crary | Nov 13, 2020

It's not exactly divine intervention, but even the pope considers the U.S. presidential race over.

Vatican's McCarrick Report Forces Debate on Power and Abuse

Vatican's McCarrick Report Forces Debate on Power and Abuse

Nov 12, 2020

The Vatican's report into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick raised uncomfortable questions the Holy See will have to confront going forward, chief among them what it's going to do about current and future clergy who abuse their power to sexually abuse adults

'It's Crushing': Survivors React to McCarrick Abuse Report

'It's Crushing': Survivors React to McCarrick Abuse Report

By Sarah Rankin | Nov 11, 2020

Men who have come forward with allegations of abuse by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick expressed disgust, frustration and outrage after an internal Vatican report outlined what was known about the clergyman's behavior — and what was ignored.

Vatican Report Reveals Anonymous Letters Accusing McCarrick

Vatican Report Reveals Anonymous Letters Accusing McCarrick

By Luis Andres Henao and Elana Schor | Nov 11, 2020

The Vatican's report on ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick revealed the previously unknown contents of six anonymous letters accusing him of pedophilia that were sent to U.S. church leaders in the early 1990s,

Vatican Faults Many for McCarrick's Rise, Spares Francis

Vatican Faults Many for McCarrick's Rise, Spares Francis

By Nicole Winfield | Nov 10, 2020

A Vatican investigation into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has found a series of bishops, cardinals and popes downplayed or dismissed reports that he slept with seminarians.

Why Is This Trump-Supporting, Televangelist Laughing?

Why Is This Trump-Supporting, Televangelist Laughing?

Nov 9, 2020

In a strange video released on Sunday, multi-millionaire, televangelist Kenneth Copeland fake laughs for almost a minute as he mocks the media for calling the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden.

Megachurch Pastor Carl Lentz Fired, Admits Cheating on Wife

Megachurch Pastor Carl Lentz Fired, Admits Cheating on Wife

By Leanne Italie | Nov 6, 2020

Carl Lentz, the celebrity magnet of a pastor who brought the global megachurch Hillsong from Australia to the United States, has been fired, acknowledging on Instagram that he cheated on his wife.

Former Mentor to Justin Bieber Carl Lenz Fired from Hillsong Church Over 'Moral Failures'

Former Mentor to Justin Bieber Carl Lenz Fired from Hillsong Church Over 'Moral Failures'

Nov 5, 2020

Pastor Carl Lenz, who made headlines for being a mentor to Justin Bieber and friends with a number of other celebs, has been reportedly fired from the Hillsong Church due to his past "moral failures."

SCOTUS to Hear Case on LGBTQ Rights Day After Election

SCOTUS to Hear Case on LGBTQ Rights Day After Election

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 2, 2020

The Supreme Court will hear a case concerning LGBTQ rights on Wednesday, the day after the election - the first major case to be heard by conservative appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Vatican Breaks Silence, Explains Pope's Civil Union Comments

Vatican Breaks Silence, Explains Pope's Civil Union Comments

By Nicole Winfield | Nov 2, 2020

The Vatican says Pope Francis' comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis' belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.

Gay and Catholic: A Reconciliation of Faith and Self-Identity

Gay and Catholic: A Reconciliation of Faith and Self-Identity

Nov 1, 2020

Author Benjamin James Brenkert shares his experience with the Catholic church and the Jesuit priests who challenged his sense of honesty and integrity.

Social Issues a Priority for Cardinal-to-Be Wilton Gregory

Social Issues a Priority for Cardinal-to-Be Wilton Gregory

By David Crary | Oct 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church's first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes the U.S. hierarchy can broaden its concept of "pro-life."

'Borat' Star Gives Church $100K After Member Appears in Film

'Borat' Star Gives Church $100K After Member Appears in Film

Oct 31, 2020

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film.

Head of Church in Montenegro Dies After COVID-19 Infection

Head of Church in Montenegro Dies After COVID-19 Infection

Oct 30, 2020

The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro has died in hospital after contracting the coronavirus, the church said Friday.

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

Despite cautioning the Catholic faithful in attendance about the risks of COVID-19, Pope Francis and his aides did not wear masks at Wednesday's general audience.

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

By Frances D'Emilio | Oct 25, 2020

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.

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