A priest in Rhode Island is prohibiting pro-abortion legislators from taking holy communion, acting as a witness to a marriage or being a godparent along with several other honors within the Catholic tradition.
Two cousins from Mississippi who were sexually abused by clergy members as children have filed a lawsuit against the Catholic Church after they say they were forced to accept only a small sum of money in the form of a settlement in exchange for their silence.
Pope Francis met one on one with American Jesuit priest James Martin at the Vatican on Monday (Sept. 30) to discuss LGBTQ Catholics, a move some advocates say is a signal of support for a priest who has come under fire for calling on Catholics to be more compassionate to LGBTQ people.
During informal conversations with Jesuit clergy in Africa, Pope Francis opened up about his spirituality after being made pope — and criticized clericalism in the Catholic Church for its fixation on sex rather than equity and integrity.
My pastor recently told me that 25 years ago, the first person that people would contact when they faced a marriage crisis was their pastor. Ten years ago, he continued, it was their counselor or psychiatrist. Today, it’s their lawyers.