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Bishop Calls Nativity Scene with Two St. Joseph’s an “Attack on Christian Faith”

A bishop has criticized a Nativity scene which features two Joseph figures while omitting Mary, calling it "sacrilege" and an "attack on the Christian Faith." Read More

Fired Church Worker Shares Testimony of Faith, Parishioners’ Support

Fired for being in a same-gender marriage, church worker Michael Templeton shared his experiences of faith... Read More

Would Pope Francis Condemn or Defend LGBT Church Workers?

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 15, 2016 The recent, terrible trend of Church... Read More

Catholic Church Had “No Choice” in Firing Gay Musician, Says Bishop

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 6, 2016 A Catholic bishop in Rhode Island... Read More

Catholics Weigh In On Obama Administration’s Directive for Schools’ Bathrooms

Catholics have entered the national debate concerning transgender people using the bathroom of their identified... Read More

Should Catholics Opposed to Marriage Equality Use Civil Disobedience?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, some government officials and religious leaders... Read More

Bishops' Meeting Spotlights Tensions About Pope Francis and LGBT Issues

Though the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Baltimore this week has not produced anything substantial in... Read More

The Mostly Ambivalent Responses by U.S. Bishops to Pope Francis

For more than two weeks, my email inbox has been swamped with messages from folks... Read More

(Most) Rhode Island Clergy Offer Lesson in Pastoral Priorities

At the beginning of August a newly married gay Catholic couple in Rhode Island was... Read More

Rhode Island Gay Couple Denied Communion at Parish

A Rhode Island gay couple who were among the first group to be legally married... Read More