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.
5th October 2014
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.
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.
14th September 2014
Italy: Pope marries couples who are ‘living in sin’, but no gays 25
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.
14th July 2014
Bishop: Church’s approach to homosexuals is ‘sick and heartless’ 8
5:08 PM — A Mexican Catholic Bishop has said that the Church's current approach to gay people is "sick and heartless".
16th June 2014
US: Pope urged to stop Church bussing people to anti-gay rally for free 16
4:26 PM — The Pope has been urged to intervene, after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced plans to bus people to the National Organisation for Marriage's anti-gay rally.
24th May 2014
US: Catholic school fires gay band leader for planning to marry partner 24
6:09 PM — A private Catholic school in Georgia has fired its band leader for planning to marry his same-sex partner.
14th May 2014
Pope Francis would baptise aliens, but won’t marry gay couples 31
4:59 PM — Pope Francis has indicated he would be happy to baptise aliens and allow them into the church, despite his opposition to same-sex marriage.
10th May 2014
US: Catholic school teacher quits over new contract that tells her to condemn her gay son 56
6:04 PM — An Ohio Catholic school teacher has quit, rather than sign a new morality contract which requires her to condemn her gay son's homosexuality.
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
13th April 2014
US: Homeless shelter invites the Pope to ‘see for himself’ the church’s impact on gay teens 11
4:42 PM — An LGBT homeless shelter has written an open letter to the Pope in the New York Times, to invite him to come 'see for himself' the impact of his church's teachings on homosexuality.
11th April 2014
Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for ‘evil’ child abuse carried out by priests 37
7:41 PM — The Pope has asked for forgiveness for the "moral damage" caused to children through abuse carried out by clergy members.
8th April 2014
Pope urges ‘sexual responsibility and chastity’ in order to fight HIV 28
12:18 PM — Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV.
10th March 2014
Archbishop of New York: Gay civil unions make me feel uncomfortable 56
11:03 AM — The Archbishop of New York says the idea of same-sex partnerships makes him feel "uncomfortable".
6th March 2014
Pope Francis: ‘Matrimony is between a man and a woman’ 87
11:18 AM — Pope Francis says “matrimony is between a man and a woman” but has hinted that he could eventually accept the principle of civil partnerships.
24th January 2014
Vatican tells Swiss Guard member to give names to back up claims of sexual advance from church official 15
7:36 PM — A senior member of the Catholic Church has urged a member of the Swiss Guard to give names to back up his claims of sexual advances from church officials.
6th January 2014
Vatican denies that Pope Francis signalled support for civil partnerships in Italy 21
7:18 PM — In response to Italian headlines which interpreted recent words by the Pope as signalling a support for same-sex civil unions in the country, the Vatican has strongly denied such a meaning.
1st November 2013
Vatican launches Catholic survey on gay relationships, equal marriage and other social issues 15
12:26 PM — The Vatican is conducting a worldwide survey on how Catholics interpret social issues such as same-sex marriage, gay relationships and birth control.
15th October 2013
Conservative Catholics question Pope Francis’s approach on social issues 20
2:47 PM — Pope Francis’ conciliatory approach to discussing social issues involving the Catholic Church has generated concern among conservative Catholics in the US.
10th October 2013
Pope Francis blesses gay Catholic group in written letter 85
5:57 PM — Pope Francis has reportedly blessed a group of gay Catholics in Italy.