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NYC's St. Paddy's Parade Lets Gay Group March

OUT@NBCUniversal will carry own banner

(Newser) - For the first time, New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade, the biggest in the world, will allow a gay group to participate with a banner of its own, the AP reports. Previously, gay groups had only been allowed to join in combination with other groups, and their... More »

Catholic Church Has Been 'Out-Marketed' on Gay Issues: Top Cardinal

And more from the Sunday talk shows

(Newser) - The Catholic Church may be "pro-traditional marriage," but it's "not anti-anybody," Cardinal Timothy Dolan said today on NBC's Meet the Press. The church has simply "been out-marketed" when it comes to the issue of gay marriage, and "caricatured as being anti-gay,"... More »

Pope Has Changed the Tone—if Not the Teaching

John Corvino: Pope Francis brings 'love' back to 'love the sinner'

(Newser) - Pope Francis once again made headlines this week when he asked, "Who am I to judge a gay person?" That's not because the Roman Catholic Church is changing its official stance on homosexuality, writes philosophy professor John Corvino in the New York Times , but it is changing its... More »

Milwaukee Archdiocese Releases Priest Sexual Abuse Records

Records secured by victims fighting archdiocese in bankruptcy court

(Newser) - The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has released 6,000 pages of documents detailing the church's response (and lack thereof) to sexual abuse by its priests over several decades—including the personnel files of 42 priests known to have sexually abused minors, and the depositions of church leaders. Amongst the depositions... More »

NY Archdiocese Covers Workers' Birth Control

...Despite Cardinal Timothy Dolan's fight against Obama rule

(Newser) - The country's top Catholic bishop hasn't taken kindly to ObamaCare's call for employers to fund birth control—but his own archdiocese has been paying for the coverage for years, the New York Times reports. For more than a decade, the Archdiocese of New York, headed by Cardinal... More »

Cardinal Dolan: Church Needs Better Gay Outreach

Defense of marriage shouldn't be 'reduced to attack on gay people'

(Newser) - As Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter today, Cardinal Timothy Dolan was singing his praises on ABC's This Week, calling the new pope "a real shot in the arm for us as Catholics"—and calling for a more inclusive approach toward gay Catholics. "The first thing... More »

America Has a Longshot Contender for Pope

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is unlikely fit for Vatican, but US' first chance

(Newser) - He's taken on the White House over ObamaCare's birth control mandate, jokingly kissed Stephen Colbert's ring, blessed both 2012 political conventions, dismissed some former popes as "lemons," and tackled the fallout of a predecessor's sex abuse scandal. He is frank and charismatic yet thoughtful,... More »

NY Gov Aims to Allow More Late-Term Abortions

Cuomo bucks nationwide trend with new bill

(Newser) - Bucking a nationwide trend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is polishing a bill to allow late-term abortions even when a woman's life is not at risk, the New York Times reports. But her health would still have to be in danger, or the fetus not viable, for any abortion... More »

Who Will Be the Next Pope?

Cardinal Marc Ouellet a favorite

(Newser) - With Pope Benedict unexpectedly stepping down in a couple of weeks, who will take up the papacy next? USA Today , Reuters , and Bloomberg list some of the frontrunners. Could the church decide it's time to elect its first non-European leader? Quite a few of the choices fit that bill:... More »

Cardinal Delivers Pro-Life Prayer at DNC

Pundits see subtle swipes at other parts of Democratic platform, too

(Newser) - In case you didn't stay up late enough to see it, President Obama's speech at the DNC last night was followed by a benediction from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, one of the Catholic Church's most vocal abortion foes. He raised a few eyebrows with this bit of prayer,... More »

Catholics Question Bishop's RNC Role

New York cardinal set to deliver benediction

(Newser) - New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan is headed to the Republican National Convention to deliver a benediction, a rarity in modern times: Not since 1972 has an out-of-town bishop flown in to bless a party convention. While observers at first called it a win for Mitt Romney, now some Catholics are... More »

Milwaukee's Dolan Named NY Archbishop

Genial but conservative leader succeeds Cardinal Egan

(Newser) - The pope today named Timothy Dolan, who leads the archdiocese of Milwaukee, as the new Roman Catholic archbishop of New York. Dolan is 59, relatively young for promotion to such a prestigious seat—which normally comes with an elevation to cardinal. While he is doctrinally conservative, Dolan is less confrontational... More »

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