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Demoted Cardinal to Deny Pro-LGBT Lawmakers Communion

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

Vatican Mystery: Where Did Gay Welcome Originate?

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 16
Just where did the authors of a draft report come up with such ground-breaking language that gays had gifts to offer the church and that even homosexual partnerships had merit?

Vatican Alters Draft Report Translation About Gays

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

Author of Vatican Gay Report Eyes Improvement

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 15
The main author of a contentious Vatican draft report on welcoming gays and divorced people into the church defended the document Wednesday but acknowledged problems and said there was ample room for improvement.

Vatican: Many Catholics Ignore Teachings on Sex

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Jun 26
The Vatican admitted Thursday that most Catholics around the world reject its teachings about sex and contraception as an intrusion into their private lives, and are ignorant of other core doctrines about marriage, divorce and homosexuality.

Vatican Official Against Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law

A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda’s anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties.

Vatican Hits Back at UN Committee for Abuse Report

RELIGION | By Nicole Windfield | Feb 7
The Vatican struck back Friday at a U.N. human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate.

Vatican Surveys Find Catholics Reject Sex Rules

RELIGION | By Nicole Windfield | Feb 5
New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce.

UN Committee Blasts Vatican on Sex Abuse, Abortion

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Windfield | Feb 5
The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said, urging it to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes.

Vatican Urges Ex-Swiss Guard to Detail Gay Threat

A senior Vatican official has urged a former Swiss Guard commander to come forward with details about accusations that the gay culture in the Vatican posed a security threat to the pope.

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