Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin issues a warning to Catholics that are not free to “endorse or ignore immoral or destructive behavior,” and advises against attending any gay weddings now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in Rhode Island.
by Ross Murray - GLAAD Director of News and Faith Initiatives
On one hand, Cardinal Timothy Dolan is talking about having the Catholic Church open to all. Then a gay Catholic man is stripped of his roles and duties within his Long Island parish. What is wrong with this picture?
America’s most high-profile Catholic official, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, says that gays and lesbians are “entitled to friendship” with each other, but that “sexual love” is intended only between a man and a woman.
San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone explains that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry would have horrible consequences “for generations to come.”
Organizers of Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’ Day parade have banned the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) from participating in the annual event because they don’t want any gay and lesbian groups marching in a Catholic event.
A Catholic priest in Minnesota has denied Confirmation to a 17-year-old student after seeing a picture on his Facebook page last month which the teen in which he expressed opposition to the state's failed anti-gay marriage amendment.