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Cardinal Cupich Removes Flag-Burning Priest from Parish

The good news on Sunday was that Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich has removed from ministry the pastor who ceremonially burned a rainbow flag as an attempt to "purify" his parish which had once welcomed lesbian and gay people. Read More

Chicago Priest Defies Archbishop, Leads Parish in Burning of Rainbow Flag

Defying orders from his archbishop, a Chicago priest went ahead with plans to burn a rainbow flag and revealed he had taken more actions to remove his parish's history of being LGBT-friendly. Read More

Priest’s Plan to Burn Rainbow Flag Stopped by Archdiocese

A priest's plan to burn a rainbow flag which once hung at the parish he oversees has been stopped after the Archdiocese of Chicago intervened, but the question remains how this priest is allowed to remain in pastoral ministry. Read More

Cardinal Cupich: On Sexual Abuse, Clerical Culture, Not Gay Priests, at Fault

A top U.S. cardinal has expressed skepticism that gay priests are the cause of clerical sexual abuse, saying instead the problem is clericalism in the Church. Read More

Jesuit H.S. Denies Teacher Was Fired Because He Is Gay

A Jesuit high school in Chicago is denying allegations it fired a gay teacher because... Read More

Court: Church Legally Justified in Firing of Gay Church Worker in Chicago

In a ruling released last week, a federal judge has said a Catholic parish was... Read More

Fired Church Worker’s Lawsuit May Proceed Against Archdiocese, Court Rules

A federal court in Chicago has ruled that a fired gay church worker’s discrimination case against... Read More

Archbishop Cupich: Respect Lesbian and Gay People's Consciences

Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago again defended the primacy of conscience regarding LGB people in an interview, striking too against those who seek to deny Communion to certain Catholics. Read More

Church Worker Firing Challenges Chicago's Archbishop Cupich to Practice What He Preaches

A second church worker in Chicago has claimed he was fired for being gay, according to a complaint filed against the archdiocese. This firing challenges the Pope Francis-like record of Archbishop Blase Cupich. Read More

Cupich: Synod Would Have Gained from Hearing from Lesbian and Gay Couples

Below is the next installment of Bondings 2.0’s reports from the Synod on Marriage and... Read More