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Irish Church Aims to End Stigma for the Children of Priests

By Nicole Winfield | Aug 23
Bishops in Ireland have created detailed guidelines to address an issue the Roman Catholic Church has tried to keep under wraps for centuries: the plight of children born to Catholic priests and the women who bear them.

Pope Warns of 'Very Grave Sin' When Jobs Are Cut Unjustly

Mar 16
Pope Francis said Wednesday that employers who fire workers for unclear economic reasons are committing a "very grave sin" and should ensure dignified work for all their employees.

Vatican Commits to Slavery-Proofing Its Own Supply Chains

By Nicole Winfield | Jan 19
The Vatican says it will ensure that its supply chains don't use forced labor after a forum of some of the world's biggest supermarket chains and food manufacturers announced new efforts to slave-proof their own supply chains.

Vatican Family Synod Takes New Twist With Disputed Letter

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 13
Pope Francis' divisive meeting on family issues took another controversial twist Monday with revelations that several conservative cardinals wrote to the pontiff expressing serious concerns.

An Invite to Pope Francis to Meet U.S. LGBT Catholic Families

By Mark Segal | Aug 9
"Your Holiness: I'm sorry to tell you that, while you have been fostering an atmosphere of dialogue, tolerance and pastoral understanding, all is not well with your family here..."

In SF, Students, Parents Speak Out Against Archbishop's 'Morality' Clauses

Mar 21
About 500 people gathered Monday at the University of San Francisco to discuss recent proposals that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has unveiled that many say would alter education of students.

Anti-Gay SF Archbishop Puts 'Morality Clauses' in Employee Handbook

By EDGE | Feb 5
San Francisco's anti-gay archbishop is at it again. This time with 2,000 words worth of morals clauses in a handbook for high school employees.

Demoted Cardinal to Deny Pro-LGBT Lawmakers Communion

By EDGE | Nov 17
A hard-line U.S. cardinal says he will deny Holy Communion to any Catholic lawmaker who voted for same-sex marriage.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Vatican Alters Draft Report Translation About Gays

Oct 16
The contentious debate over the Vatican's ground-breaking overture to gays has taken a new twist.

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