18th October 2014
Catholic Church scraps plans to ‘welcome homosexuals’ 231
7:30 PM — The Catholic Church has rejected proposals to relax opposition to same-sex couples.
US poll: Young Catholics overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage 21
3:55 PM — A poll has found that young Catholics in the US overwhelmingly approve of homosexuality and same-sex marriage, despite the Church's teachings.
16th October 2014
Second draft of document on accepting gays bows to pressure from bishops 45
6:00 PM — A new draft of a report by the Vatican of which an earlier incarnation was hailed as groundbreaking because it appeared to open a dialogue about gay people, and soften the church's stance on gays.
15th October 2014
Comment: Ignore the PR, the Catholic Church continues with its grotesque homophobia 59
2:58 PM — Suggestions the Catholic Church has this week changed its position on homosexuality are wide off the mark, writes National Secular Society President Terry Sanderson.
14th October 2014
Gay relationships are not ‘positive’, warn Catholic bishops 85
6:22 PM — Catholic bishops in Rome have moved to quash speculation of a dramatic new approach to viewing gay relationships.
11th October 2014
Catholic cardinal: Parents should keep their children away from gay relatives 132
6:34 PM — Anti-gay Catholic cardinal Raymond Burke has claimed that parents should keep their children away from gay relatives.
10th October 2014
Catholic cardinal: We will never bless same-sex couples 95
6:39 PM — A leading Catholic cardinal has said that the Church will "never" bless weddings for same-sex couples.
8th October 2014
Latvian Archbishop: I’m not anti-gay, but homosexuals are destroying human identity 47
6:25 PM — A Latvian Archbishop has claimed that homosexuality is destroying human identity - but denies being anti-gay.
5th October 2014
How a gay bar upset the Mormon church, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week 5
7:31 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Pope opens Catholic meeting expected to reaffirm opposition to homosexuality 35
1:16 PM — The Pope has opened a meeting of over 200 Catholic bishops, which is expected to reaffirm the church's teachings on homosexuality.
3rd October 2014
Portugal: Gay Catholics to ask Pope Francis for ‘urgent change’ in attitude 5
12:47 PM — Gay members of the Catholic Church in Portugal are to ask the Vatican for an "urgent" change in attitude which will involve the integration of gay people in the parish communities.
27th September 2014
US: Catholic school ‘to review policies’ after firing lesbian teacher for getting pregnant 3
5:26 PM — A Detroit Catholic school is to review its policies, after it sparked a backlash by firing a teacher for expecting a child with her wife.
24th September 2014
Scottish Catholic Education Service: Teachers should have freedom to teach about ‘traditional marriage’ 22
11:57 AM — The Scottish Catholic Education Service has called for teachers to be free to teach their pupils that "marriage is uniquely a relationship between a man and a woman".
21st September 2014
Anti-gay Cardinal who claimed homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ could be demoted 19
4:53 PM — A notoriously homophobic Catholic cardinal who claims that being gay is "intrinsically evil" could be removed from his senior position in the Church.
19th September 2014
Out singer Sam Smith: I still want my music to appeal to Catholics 12
11:24 AM — Sam Smith has expanded on his claim that he doesn't want to be a "spokesperson" for the gay community.
17th September 2014
Catholic League ‘still boycotting’ Guinness over St Patrick’s Day controversy 11
5:03 PM — The Catholic League says it will continue its boycott of Guinness, six months after the firm pulled sponsorship from New York's St Patrick's Day parade over a ban on gay groups.
14th September 2014
Italy: Pope marries couples who are ‘living in sin’, but no gays 21
12:00 PM — The Pope has celebrated "forgiveness" by performing 20 marriages for couples who live outside the Catholic doctrine - but unsurprisingly, none of them were gay.
8th September 2014
New York: Gay groups apply to march in St Patrick’s Day parade after ban lifting 2
5:50 PM — Several LGBT groups have applied for the right to march in New York's St Patrick's Day parade, after organisers lifted a blanket ban.
6th September 2014
US: Lesbian teacher fired by Catholic school for getting pregnant 6
1:44 PM — A teacher has been fired by a Catholic school, because she is expecting a child with her wife.
Northern Ireland: Catholic school marches in Pride parade 8
11:03 AM — A Catholic school in Northern Ireland has made history, by marching in a local Pride parade.