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Pope Meets with Abuse Survivors, Weeps with Them in Chile

Pope Meets with Abuse Survivors, Weeps with Them in Chile

By Peter Prengaman and Nicole Winfield | Jan 17
Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said.

Pope Begs Forgiveness for 'Irreparable Harm' From Sex Abuse

Pope Begs Forgiveness for 'Irreparable Harm' From Sex Abuse

By Peter Prengaman and Nicole Winfield | Jan 16
Pope Francis begged for forgiveness for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here.

Pope Seeks to Turn Tide of Chilean Church Bruised by Scandal

Pope Seeks to Turn Tide of Chilean Church Bruised by Scandal

By Nicole Winfield And Eva Vergara | Jan 15
Pope Francis' visit to Chile was always going to be fraught, but it has taken on an unprecedented degree of opposition with the firebombings of Catholic churches ahead of his Monday arrival.

'Until We Meet Again': Thousands Mourn Mormon President

'Until We Meet Again': Thousands Mourn Mormon President

By Brady McCombs | Jan 12
About 10,000 people who had come to Salt Lake City by mid-afternoon to pay tribute to Thomas S. Monson, who died Jan. 2 at age 90 after nearly 10 years leading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Anti-Gay Pastor Acknowledges 'Sexual Incident' with High School Student in the 90s, Gets Standing Ovation

Anti-Gay Pastor Acknowledges 'Sexual Incident' with High School Student in the 90s, Gets Standing Ovation

Jan 10
A pastor from Tennessee, who says being gay is a sin, admitted to a "sexual incident" with a teen high school student in the 90s.

Report: Zero Out of 100 Megachurches LGBTQ Affirming

Report: Zero Out of 100 Megachurches LGBTQ Affirming

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 5
Shopping for a house of worship to call your own? It might save you time and anguish to determine right off whether you will be welcome at the church you're considering.

Pastor Says Calif. Wildfires Are God's Wrath, Blames Gays

Pastor Says Calif. Wildfires Are God's Wrath, Blames Gays

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 5
2017 was a very good year when it comes to memorable nuggets from anti-gay pastor Kevin Swanson.

Failed HGTV Hosts the Benham Brothers Take Aim at Drag Queens, Prosthetic Penises & Porn in Op-Ed

Failed HGTV Hosts the Benham Brothers Take Aim at Drag Queens, Prosthetic Penises & Porn in Op-Ed

Jan 5
Failed HGTV hosts and ultra anti-gay conservatives the Benham brothers are kicking off 2018 with their usual tricks.

Former Heart Surgeon Set to Become Next Mormon President

Former Heart Surgeon Set to Become Next Mormon President

By Brady McCombs | Jan 4
The man set to become the next Mormon church president is a 93-year-old former heart surgeon whose conservative track record on the religion's leadership panel has led Mormon scholars to predict he won't make any major changes.

New Ways Ministry: Gender is Not a Choice

New Ways Ministry: Gender is Not a Choice

By Brittany Ferrendi | Dec 31
Catholic organization New Ways Ministry released a rebuttal to claims parents should reject their transgender children.

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