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Updated: 10th December 2019 15:37Catholic Church

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Critics of Rev. Scott Nolan argue that LGBTQ Catholics like Sara Smolenski are being singled out by priests, while other Catholics who contradict key teachings ― on the death penalty, for example ― don’t receive the same level of scrutiny.
Religion
Two men who were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries as young boys in Mississippi say the officials paid them little money to remain silent.
Religion
Linda Hullibarger claims the Rev. Don LaCuesta caused her emotional distress by bringing up Catholic morality during a funeral service for her son.
Religion
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who recently wrapped up an investigation of clerical sex abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo, denies that he molested a former altar boy.

Religion
Archbishop José Gómez is an immigrant from Mexico and a strong advocate of a welcoming policy towards undocumented immigrants.
Politics
A reverend at a South Carolina church allegedly refused to serve the former vice president Holy Communion.
The Indiana archdiocese where Kelley Fisher, who is straight, worked has recently cracked down on married LGBTQ employees.
Religion
If Pope Francis agrees with the bishops' recommendation, it could mean a landmark change in the Catholic Church’s centuries-old discipline of celibacy.
Religion
Pope Francis made his priorities crystal clear by unveiling a sculpture honoring refugees and migrants at St. Peter's Square.
The Justice Department agrees that Joshua Payne-Elliott’s lawsuit challenging his firing should be dismissed.
Religion
More than 400 cases have been brought against the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Rochester since August. Other dioceses are considering bankruptcy too.
Politics
Priests, nuns, lay Catholics and Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin gathered outside an ICE office to protest the detention of migrant children and families.
Black Voices
The Franciscan Friars awarded two black Mississippi men settlements of $15,000 each, while some white victims in the same diocese received over $250,000.
Crime
Monsignor Joseph McLoone spent thousands in church donations on men he met on Grindr, Pennsylvania prosecutors say.
Women
Michelle Bolen claims leaders at Kansas City's St. Therese Catholic School were concerned about her pregnancy causing public “scandal.”
Politics
The Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America, public school districts and possibly even deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein are among the likely targets.
Politics
Thanks to the Child Victims Act, survivors of decades-old abuse cases in New York can now have their day in court.
Politics
About 70 activists prayed the rosary as they rallied at Capitol Hill to protest the government’s treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson forced Cathedral High School to fire a gay, married teacher last month.
Religion
Churches in the Netherlands have been converted into community centers, museums, apartment buildings and even gyms.