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US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

A man in Indiana has been barred from singing at his own grandmother’s funeral after the family church’s pastor saw an image of the man taking part in LGBT pride celebrations. Connor Hakes received a letter from Father Bob Lengerich informing him that he would not be welcome to serve at the parish, including at […]

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The Sex Party launch comical election advertisement

The Sex Party launch comical election advertisement

The Australian Sex Party has released their 2016 election campaign advertisement with a warning that it “smite offend some people.” The satirical video shows a priest singing a list of things that the Catholic Church does to make the “world less good.” Performed to the tune of ‘The Candyman’, ‘The Vatican Can’ highlights the negative […]

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Catholic Bishops speak out against marriage equality

Catholic Bishops speak out against marriage equality

Australia’s Catholic Bishops are reportedly set to release a statement condemning marriage equality. The Age has broken the news that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) will release a statement warning Australia’s political leaders that ‘political decisions’ can damage families. The ACBC is expected to use much stronger wording in their fight against marriage equality […]

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Defrocked Vatican priest condemns Church for “violent homophobia”

Defrocked Vatican priest condemns Church for “violent homophobia”

A long-serving Vatican priest who was recently defrocked for coming out has written an incendiary letter to Pope Francis condemning the Church for its treatment of LGBT people. Monsignore Krzysztof Charamsa, who provided a copy of his letter to the BBC, has accused the Roman Catholic Church of making the lives of LGBTIQ Catholics “hell”. […]

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Catholic Archbishop warns marriage equality will diminish freedom

Catholic Archbishop warns marriage equality will diminish freedom

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has spoken out against marriage equality, warning that same-sex marriages could see an end of religious freedoms as institutions are “expected to toe the PC line.” Speaking at the Centre for Independent Studies on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher told his audience that he was concerned about the current public debate […]

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“Don’t Mess with Marriage” booklet distributed to schools

  An 18-page booklet entitled ‘Don’t Mess With Marriage’ is being distributed to Catholic schools around Australia, which outlines reasons for those of Catholic faith to retain the exclusivity of marriage between a woman and a man. According to the Bishop of Education in the Archdiocese, Monsignor John Woods, the booklet was commissioned for distribution […]

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Catholic Bishop: Children of gay parents will be next ‘stolen generation’

A Catholic Bishop in South Australia has described the children of gay and lesbain couples as Australia’s next “stolen generation”. Bishop Greg O’Kelly, the Bishop  of Port Pirie, has written a letter to his parishoners stating that comparing homosexual relationships to hetrosexual relationships was like comparing apples and pears. “The nature of a marriage between […]

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Catholic Code of Behaviour May Discipline LGBT Teachers

Catholic Code of Behaviour May Discipline LGBT Teachers

According to the Independent Education Union, a code of behaviour being proposed by the Catholic employers in NSW and the ACT may put LGBT teachers at risk of being disciplined for their private lives. The code is part of a clause in a new enterprise bargaining agreement put forward by the Catholic Commission for Employment […]

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Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

Vatican Makes Progress on Acceptance of Gay Parishioners

The Roman Catholic Church appears to have adopted a more conciliatory tone towards homosexual people in a document revealed at the Pope’s synod this week. A synod is a meeting of the church called to discuss doctrine. Pope Francis had called a two week long synod to take place with bishops representing the Catholic Church […]

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Pope Says It’s Not His Place To Judge Homosexuals

Pope Says It’s Not His Place To Judge Homosexuals

Pope Francis has offered a softer approach towards the discussion of homosexuality, a significant change in position from his predecessors. Returning from his recent trip to World Youth Day in Brazil the pontiff took questions from reporters in an unusual 80 minute discussion with reporters on his plane. His predecessor Pope Benedict XVI only ever […]

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