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Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

Bishops attend a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.  AP

Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexual couples with “precious” support.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 things to know about the Vatican’s family synod

Pope Francis arrives to lead a memorial mass at the military cemetary for World War I soldiers at Redipuglia, near Gorizia, northern Italy, on September 13. AFP

Pope Francis on Sunday opens a two-week meeting of bishops and cardinals from around the world aimed at making the church’s teaching on family life — marriage, sex, contraception, divorce and homosexuality — relevant to today’s Catholic families.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gay Pride celebrations worldwide

Canada Gay Pride Parade

For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of […]

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US takes gay rights global, despite unsure welcome

Participants of the Christopher Street Day parade through Berlin on June 21  with a float depicting the Statue of Liberty. AP

President Barack Obama’s administration has taken the US gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world as outposts in a struggle that still hasn’t been won at home.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Opinionated Don Lemon breaking out at CNN

In this undated image released by CNN, CNN anchor Don Lemon is shown.The 48-year-old news anchor has attracted attention by adding his opinion to stories he's telling. His bosses are rewarding him with more airtime, and his visibility has increased this spring through coverage of the missing Malaysian airline story and other stories. He frequently hosts the 10 p.m. EDT news hour. AP

CNN’s Don Lemon braced himself after being recognized by a viewer on a Harlem street.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »