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Associated Press
A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his gay self.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
The open letter was signed by 20 Catholic bishops along with Lutheran, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, Southern Baptist, Muslim, Orthodox and other Christian leaders.
Baker Jack Phillips decorates a cake in his Masterpiece Cakeshop Sept. 21 in Lakewood, Colo. The Supreme Court was set to hear oral arguments Dec. 5 in the case of the baker who cited religious freedom in his refusal to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (CNS photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
The questions in the Supreme Court oral arguments weighed anti-discrimination laws against freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression.
FaithFaith in Focus
Emily Claire Schmitt
If we want to heal the division between the church and the gay community, we have to meet them, humbly, where they are.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Nathan Schneider
Leftist men need to get more leftist about sex—and maybe more conservative, too.
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Ireland react to their victory in a May 23, 2015, national referendum. (CNS photo/Aidan Crawley, EPA) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Some church leaders in Ireland say the World Meeting of Families, to be held next year in Dublin, should be open to all kinds of families, including gay couples.