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Pope Encourages Priests Disheartened by Sex Abuse Fallout

Pope Encourages Priests Disheartened by Sex Abuse Fallout

Aug 4
Pope Francis on Sunday sent a new letter to priests worldwide offering encouragement in light of the global sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church.

Christian Couples Guru, Now Divorcing, is Sorry for Bigotry

Christian Couples Guru, Now Divorcing, is Sorry for Bigotry

Jul 30
A former relationship guru and megachurch pastor who advocated premarital purity in his 1997 book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" now says he's "not a Christian" and he hopes gay people will forgive him for contributing "to a culture of exclusion and bigotry."

Watch: Anti-LGBTQ Cleric Claims That Women Enjoying Anal Sex Results in Gay Babies

Watch: Anti-LGBTQ Cleric Claims That Women Enjoying Anal Sex Results in Gay Babies

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
The biological basis of homosexuality has been a tantalizing puzzle for serious scientists, but now a Greek Orthodox bishop says he's cracked the puzzle: Gays are born when Mom and Dad do it back-door style and Mom likes it!

Gay Counselor Sues Indianapolis Archdiocese Over Her Firing

Gay Counselor Sues Indianapolis Archdiocese Over Her Firing

Jul 30
A gay guidance counselor is suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, accusing it of discrimination for firing her because she's in a same-sex marriage.

Catholic Charities Tested by Abuse Scandals, Border Crisis

Catholic Charities Tested by Abuse Scandals, Border Crisis

By David Crary | Jul 28
Even as many donors reacted in dismay to the church's extensive sex-abuse scandals, the charities faced new challenges trying to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Minister Faces Sexual Assault Charges in Novel Exorcism Ritual

Minister Faces Sexual Assault Charges in Novel Exorcism Ritual

Jul 27
A New Jersey preacher came up with a novel way to expel evil spirits from troubled parishioners. He now faces sexual assault charges.

HBO's 'Dark Materials,' 'Gemstones' both Grapple with Faith

HBO's 'Dark Materials,' 'Gemstones' both Grapple with Faith

By Andrew Dalton | Jul 25
Two new HBO series grapple with the same central problem: How to take on religion without degrading and demeaning viewers' beliefs.

Texas Gov Celebrates Chick-fil-A Bill... Again

Texas Gov Celebrates Chick-fil-A Bill... Again

By Sam Cronin | Jul 23
Texas Senate Bill 1978, dubbed the "Save Chick-fil-A Bill" has been signed into law. Twice. Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday ceremonially signed the legislation for the second time in an event catered by Chick-fil-A.

Anti-Gay 'Pop Star Priest' Shoved Off Stage in Brazil

Anti-Gay 'Pop Star Priest' Shoved Off Stage in Brazil

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 16
A hugely popular anti-gay priest in Brazil was in the midst of a public address when he was shoved off the stage by a 32-year-old woman who reports said is mentally disturbed.

Vatican Mystery over Missing Girl Deepens as Bones Are Found

Vatican Mystery over Missing Girl Deepens as Bones Are Found

Jul 14
The mystery of the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee took yet another twist Saturday following excavations this week at a Vatican City cemetery.

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