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Church of England Appoints First Female Bishop

| By Jill Lawless | Wednesday Dec 17, 2014
The Church of England on Wednesday named the first female bishop in its 500-year history, promoting saxophone-playing, soccer-loving vicar Libby Lane to bishop of Stockport.

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Pope Gives His Take on Divisive Family Meeting

| Dec 10
Pope Francis says bishops spoke their minds, and may have even fought among themselves during a divisive church meeting on family issues. But he says no one questioned church teaching on marriage.

Vatican: Bishops Should be Led By Pope on Family

| Dec 9
The Vatican has urged bishops to be guided by Pope Francis and the "turning point" of a recent meeting on family issues that sought to provide better pastoral care for gay and divorced Catholics and those living in civil unions.

Tempe, Ariz Pastor's "Kill the Gays" Remarks Draw Protests

| Dec 8
A Tempe pastor drew protests outside a church for his comments about homosexuals and AIDS.

'Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas' Has the Lowest IMDb Rating

| By EDGE | Dec 8
The critics have weighed in and the people have spoken: the biggest piece of turkey leftover from Thanksgiving is "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas."

Fired Gay Chicago Catholic Music Director Files Discrimination Complaint

| By Jason St. Amand | Dec 5
A Chicago music director who was fired from his job at a Catholic church the day after he was engaged to his partner, filed a federal discrimination complaint Thursday.

Evangelicals with Gay Children Challenging Church

| By Rachel Zoll | Nov 28
Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered "reparative therapy,"

Gay Rights Speaker Banned From Detroit Parish

| Nov 21
The Archdiocese of Detroit has banned a Catholic support group from using a Detroit parish for a meeting with a pro-gay rights speaker.

Pope Keeps Leaders in Place for Next Family Synod

| Nov 21
Pope Francis has appointed the organizers for a second big Catholic Church meeting on family issues keeping in positions of power the same clerics who drafted a revolutionary welcome to gays and divorced Catholics that was ultimately shot down by bishops.

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.

Pope Reinforces Traditional Family Values

| By Nicole Winfield | Nov 17
Pope Francis said Monday that children have the right to grow up with a mother and a father, emphasizing traditional family values as he opened an interreligious conference on the "complementarity" of men and women in marriage.

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