The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed likely to side with a Catholic social services agency in a dispute with Philadelphia over the agency’s refusal to work with same-sex couples as foster parents.
The Vatican says Pope Francis' comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis' belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.
Was Pope Francis mistranslated? Censored? A number of questions have arisen since news broke about Pope Francis' comments supporting civil union protections for same-sex couples.
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle and Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell answer the questions that have arisen about Pope Francis' comments on same-sex civil unions.
For L.G.B.T. Catholics, Pope Francis’ civil unions remarks matter—even if church teaching hasn’t changed
For gay Catholics who remember the dark days of the AIDS epidemic, when their friends and partners were shunned by families and church leaders, the pope’s words may strike a strong emotional chord.