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Cardinals Debate Marriage Before Crucial Meeting

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope's heart and key to the Vatican's upcoming two-year study on family issues.

In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Colorado's Civil Rights Commission upheld a judge's ruling that Phillips cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, despite Phillips' cited religious opposition to same sex marriage. The panel says doing so violates state laws prohibiting businesses from discriminating against gay people.

The Homophobia-Christianity Complex

NATIONAL | By Steve Weinstein | Sep 16
How by invoking "Religious Freedom" a baker can have his 'intolerance c'ake and eat it too

Pope Francis, top center beneath a baldachin, weds twenty couples in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.

Pope to Focus on Grandparents After Newlyweds

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Sep 16
First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.

TDO Perspectives: 'When Art and Religion Collide'

RELIGION | By EDGE | Sep 12
The Dallas Opera is proud to present the first of this season's Dallas Opera Perspectives: "When Art and Religion Collide," a free, in-depth exploration of the role of religion in the creation of both visual and performing arts.

Survey: Congregations More Accepting of Gays

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Sep 12
Overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in American religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but it declined in Catholic congregations, according to a new survey.

A band marches down Fifth Ave. during the St. Patrick's Day parade March 17, 2009 in New York.

Catholic League Bowing Out of St. Patrick's Parade

RELIGION | By Karen Matthews | Sep 11
The Catholic League says it will sit out next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York because parade organizers aren't letting an anti-abortion group march.

EDGE 10.0: A Decade in Westboro Baptist Church Coverage

RELIGION | By Steve Weinstein | Sep 10
In the 10 years since EDGE's founding, as the leading LGBT news source, we have covered every story without fear or favor. That includes the good, the bad, and the downright weird. That, of course, would be the Westboro "Baptist" Church in Topeka, Kan.

Topless Activists Cleared Over Notre Dame Protest

INTERNATIONAL | Sep 10
A Paris court has thrown out a legal case against nine gay rights activists who bared their breasts in a rowdy protest inside Notre Dame Cathedral, ruling that there was insufficient evidence of any material damage.

In this March 18, 2014 file photo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.

Cardinal Dolan Slated for Grand Marshal of St. Pat's Gay-Inclusive Parade

RELIGION | By Rachel Zoll | Sep 4
Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan Dolan was quick to issue a statement of support for the parade organizers, accepting their decision -- but some conservatives want the archbishop to withdraw from the event.

Welcoming San Antonio Church Closing Doors

RELIGION | Sep 3
When a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics was banned from a nearby parish, Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church opened its doors. now the church is set to shutter.

Gay Inclusiveness Costs Church of Scotland Clergy

RELIGION | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
What do you call a church whose clerics leave because they can't deal with the idea that gay men might wear the same sacred cloth? Some might say: Better off. Until, that is, so many leave that the church's members are underserved.