12th November 2014
Australia: New Archbishop of Sydney calls for ‘compassionate’ attitude towards gay community 21
10:11 AM — The newly installed Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher says "the Catholic Church is and should be a church for the whole of humanity."
9th November 2014
New role for demoted anti-gay Cardinal has ‘no responsibilities’ 11
1:59 PM — The new role given to a demoted anti-gay Catholic Cardinal has almost no responsibilities.
8th November 2014
Anti-gay Cardinal who thinks homophobia is ‘perfectly just’ officially demoted 13
5:36 PM — One of the most homophobic Cardinals in the Catholic Church has been officially removed from his influential position.
Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury: It would be ‘the ultimate failure’ to accept gays 120
4:17 PM — The Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury has claimed that the Church should reject gay people, to avoid encouraging a "pagan world".
Pope to host interfaith ‘traditional marriage’ conference 33
3:53 PM — The Pope is to host an interfaith conference dedicated to keeping "traditional marriage" between a man and a woman.
28th October 2014
Pope: I believe in evolution and the Big Bang theory (but not gay marriage) 49
4:47 PM — The Pope has announced that he believes in evolution, and that the Big Bang theory is correct.
‘Sinister monk’ spotted again delivering leaflets claiming AIDS is God’s punishment for gays 111
11:33 AM — A man wearing a monk's robe has been spotted again delivering leaflets which compare gay people to paedophiles.
26th October 2014
Drag queen: Irish broadcaster RTE threw me under the bus over Catholic homophobe row 5
2:30 PM — Drag artist Panti Bliss has lashed out as Irish state broadcaster RTE, after it paid a settlement to a Catholic lobbying group she accused of being "homophobes".
Bishop of Durham: Catholic cardinals who reject gays ‘lack awareness’ of real life 23
12:04 PM — The Anglican Bishop of Durham has lambasted the Catholic Church for scrapping plans to take a softer stance on homosexuality.
25th October 2014
British cardinal: Church never planned to change teachings on sexual morality 38
12:47 PM — British Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said that the Catholic Church never planned to change its position on 'sexual morality', despite axed proposals to 'welcome homosexuals'.
24th October 2014
Republican congressman: No gays will go to heaven 38
5:32 PM — Republican congressman Steve King has claimed that no gay people will go to heaven.
22nd October 2014
Ariana Grande: I quit Catholicism when gay brother was told ‘God doesn’t love you’ 36
11:38 AM — Singer Ariana Grande has revealed that she quit the Catholic Church after her gay brother was told "God doesn't love you".
19th October 2014
Pope: The Church should not fear change, God is not afraid of new things 56
2:51 PM — Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church should not be afraid of change - after plans to welcome homosexuals were scrapped.
Gay Catholics slam Church for scrapping plans to ‘welcome homosexuals’ 45
11:34 AM — A number of Catholic gay groups have expressed disappointment at the Church's decision to scrap plans to relax anti-gay policies.
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 135
6:34 PM — Anti-gay Catholic cardinal Raymond Burke has claimed that parents should keep their children away from gay relatives.