Rainbow flags fly alongside the U.S. flag outside the U.S. Embassy to Italy in Rome June 16. A prayer service was held nearby at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in remembrance of the victims of the Orlando, Fla., terrorist attack (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Arts & Culture Books
Nicholas P. CafardiJune 27, 2017
Father James Martin's new books talks clearly and openly about an issue that daunts and taunts our church.
James Martin, S.J. (Photo: Dan Creighton, Fordham University)
Faith Books
James Martin, SJJune 19, 2017
Even negative reactions are part of the conversation that I hoped the book would generate about L.G.B.T. Catholics.
A woman cries while visiting the memorial outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., June 12, the one year anniversary of the mass shooting. The Diocese of Orlando broadcast via Facebook Live a prayer service attended by clergy of various faiths to remember the 49 who died June 12, 2016, during the largest mass shooting by a single gunman in the country's history. (CNS photo/Scott Audette, Reuters)
Faith jesuitical
Ashley McKinlessJune 16, 2017
How can we change the conversation between the hierarchy and LGBT Catholics?
Politics & Society In All Things
Olga SeguraJune 13, 2017
Maria Wright lost her son, 31-year-old Jerald A. Wright, during the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
Catholic farmer Stephen Tennes is suing the City of East Lansing, Mich., after he was banned from a farmers' market because of his refusal to host a lesbian couple's wedding. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.
Politics & Society News
A Catholic farmer in Michigan is suing the city of East Lansing after he was barred from a municipal farmers market over his views on same-sex marriage.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)
Politics & Society Short Take
Rachel DenberApril 20, 2017
The violence is brutal, the cruelty extreme and the anti-gay hostility extremely virulent. ​​​​​​​