Pope Francis says homosexuality “is not a crime,” but gay sex is “a sin”

Rome — Pope Francis has called laws criminalizing homosexuality as fundamentally “unfair,” making it clear that in the mind of the leader of the Catholic Church, “being homosexual is not a crime.” The pontiff addressed discrimination against the LGBTQ community, his own health and future plans, and the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, among … Read more

Anti-abortion priest Pavone defrocked for blasphemous posts

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has defrocked an anti-abortion US priest, Frank Pavone, for what it said were “blasphemous communications on social media” as well as “persistent disobedience” of his bishop who repeatedly told him to stop his partisan activism for Donald Trump. A letter to US bishops from the Vatican ambassador to the US, … Read more