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St. Anthony Shrine Displays AIDS Memorial Quilt as Part of LGBTQ Spirituality Ministry

St. Anthony Shrine Displays AIDS Memorial Quilt as Part of LGBTQ Spirituality Ministry

SPONSORED CONTENT | Dec 8, 2021

Boston's St. Anthony Shrine starts a new tradition this December, displaying a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Joining Drag Queens on HBO's 'We're Here' Costs Indiana Pastor His Job

Joining Drag Queens on HBO's 'We're Here' Costs Indiana Pastor His Job

By David Crary | Dec 8, 2021

The Rev. Craig Duke has been a Methodist minister for three decades but his pastoral duties have now been terminated after appearing in drag alongside prominent drag queens in the HBO reality series "We're Here."

Plumber's Find Possibly Tied to 2014 Texas Megachurch Theft

Plumber's Find Possibly Tied to 2014 Texas Megachurch Theft

By Juan A. Lozano | Dec 4, 2021

For more than seven years, no one has known what happened to $600,000 in checks and cash that was stolen from a safe at Pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch,

'It's a Mary Special,' Says Milo Yiannopoulos Pushing Religious Items on Shopping Network

'It's a Mary Special,' Says Milo Yiannopoulos Pushing Religious Items on Shopping Network

Nov 17, 2021

Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is now selling religious items on a Catholic shopping network.

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Pope Honors Catholic Priests, Nuns who Cared for HIV Victims

Nov 15, 2021

Pope Francis has paid tribute to Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople who helped care for people with HIV and AIDS during the early period of the epidemic in the U.S. "at great risk to their profession and reputation."

US Catholic Bishops May Dodge Rebuke of Biden Over Abortion

US Catholic Bishops May Dodge Rebuke of Biden Over Abortion

By David Crary | Nov 14, 2021

While some US Catholic bishops continue to denounce President Joe Biden for his support of legal abortion, their conference as a whole is likely to avoid direct criticism of him at its upcoming national meeting.

Religion's Blessing and Curse for LGBTQ South African Migrants

Religion's Blessing and Curse for LGBTQ South African Migrants

Nov 8, 2021

A researcher explores how South African LGBTQ+ migrants' faith has evolved over time and how religion has shaped their experiences of displacement.

Watch: Beloved Catholic School Music Teacher Fired for Marrying His Partner

Watch: Beloved Catholic School Music Teacher Fired for Marrying His Partner

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 27, 2021

A beloved Catholic school music teacher in Queens, New York, has lost his job because he married his partner.

Biden to Meet with Pope Francis to Discuss COVID-19, Climate

Biden to Meet with Pope Francis to Discuss COVID-19, Climate

By Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 14, 2021

President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day swing through Italy and the U.K. for global economic and climate change meetings.

Mormon President: Church Leaders Speak 'Pure Truth'

Mormon President: Church Leaders Speak 'Pure Truth'

By Brady McCombs | Oct 3, 2021

The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members Saturday to listen to the faith's leaders when they seek "pure truth."

Pat Robertson Steps Down as Host of Long-Running '700 Club'

Pat Robertson Steps Down as Host of Long-Running '700 Club'

By Ben Finley | Oct 1, 2021

Pat Robertson, who turned a tiny Virginia television station into a global religious broadcasting network, is stepping down after a half-century running the "700 Club" on daily TV, the Christian Broadcasting Network announced on Friday.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

By Colleen Long, Andrew Demillo | Sep 16, 2021

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions.

Evangelical Lutheran Church Installs 1st Transgender Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church Installs 1st Transgender Bishop

Sep 12, 2021

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday.

Admirers Still Urging Sainthood For Chaplain Killed on 9/11

Admirers Still Urging Sainthood For Chaplain Killed on 9/11

By David Crary | Sep 4, 2021

Among the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, Mychal Judge, a Catholic chaplain with New York's fire department, left a uniquely complex legacy that continues to evolve 20 years after his death.

Mormon Vaccine Push Ratchets Up, Dividing Faith's Members

Mormon Vaccine Push Ratchets Up, Dividing Faith's Members

By Sophia Eppolito | Aug 31, 2021

Members of the faith widely known as the Mormon church remain deeply divided on vaccines and mask-wearing despite consistent guidance from church leaders as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus spreads.

10 Religious Universities Living Up to LGBTQ+ Values of Inclusion

10 Religious Universities Living Up to LGBTQ+ Values of Inclusion

By Matthew Wexler | Aug 28, 2021

Campus Pride's recent "Best of the Best" list for LGBTQ+ students also included ten religious schools "living up to LGBTQ+ values of inclusion." Wondering what schools made the list? Have a look!

Catholic Priests Caught Using Gay Hookup App Grindr

Catholic Priests Caught Using Gay Hookup App Grindr

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 27, 2021

The Pillar, a conservative Catholic media organization, claims priests at several churches and the Vatican have been using the gay hookup app Grindr.

Anti-LGBTQ+, Anti-Mask Cardinal, Ill with COVID, Now off Respirator

Anti-LGBTQ+, Anti-Mask Cardinal, Ill with COVID, Now off Respirator

Aug 21, 2021

An anti-LGTBQ+, anti-mask Roman Catholic cardinal who was hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 is off a ventilator and is being moved out of intensive care.

Anti-Gay, Anti-Vaccine Cardinal Hit Hard by COVID

Anti-Gay, Anti-Vaccine Cardinal Hit Hard by COVID

Aug 17, 2021

"Please pray for me as I begin my recovery." tweeted Cardinal Raymond L. Burke from a Wisconsin hospital bed, where he is currently on a ventilator after being admitted to a hospital with COVID.

Religious Health Care Providers Win Injunction on ACA Rules

Religious Health Care Providers Win Injunction on ACA Rules

By Peter Smith | Aug 16, 2021

A federal judge issued a permanent injunction on behalf of religious health care providers who feared the Biden administration would interpret the Affordable Care Act as requiring them to perform gender-transition treatment against their conscience.

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