Mmm, mmm good? Campbell’s unveils a gay dads soup commercial

Seems like everybody is hopping on the gay ad bandwagon.  Take a look at the latest. [Read more...]

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CNN: Pope had private meeting with gay couple during U.S. trip

Details:  The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan, as well several other friends to the Vatican Embassy on [Read More...]

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Fired Pennsylvania teacher and her wife will be at White House to greet Francis

From Philly.com:  Margie Winters and her wife, Andrea Vettori, have been hoping for months to speak with Pope Francis during his visit to America. On Wednesday, the couple will take a big step toward that goal in a high-profile venue. Winters, who was fired from Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion in late June after two [Read More...]

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Obama invites gay Catholic to White House for pope’s visit

From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  A Marquette University grad’s poignant note to President Barack Obama about his hopes as a gay man and a Catholic have garnered him an invitation to join the president when Pope Francis comes to the White House on Sept. 23. Aaron Ledesma, 23, who has been chronicling his return to [Read More...]

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Vatican expresses pope’s gratitude to author of banned children’s book

From The Guardian:  The hippos, kangaroos and penguins adorning the cover of Piccolo Uovo (Little Egg) give little hint of the political and religious storm the children’s book has caused. While following the adventures of an egg may seem harmless enough, its discovery of different family types – including same sex – has prompted a [Read More...]

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Oregon Catholic school may face lawsuit after withdrawing job offer to lesbian

From The Catholic Sentinel:  St. Mary’s Academy in Portland may face a lawsuit filed by a woman whose job offer was withdrawn after she told school officials she planned to marry another woman. “Like other Catholic schools, St. Mary’s Academy is grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church and asks faculty and staff to [Read More...]

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Court rules against baker in same-sex marriage case

From CNN:  An appellate court on Thursday ruled against a Colorado bakery owner who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, rejecting among other things his denial that he discriminated against them because they are gay. he Colorado Court of Appeals decision affirms a commission’s earlier decision that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood [Read More...]

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Archbishop Vigneron softens tone on communion for those who support same sex marriage

From The Detroit Free Press:  On the eve of hosting an international conference for priests and educators about outreach to gay Catholics, Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron has backed away from controversial comments that suggested Catholics who support gay unions and marriage should refrain from receiving the sacrament of Communion. “Whenever it comes to Communion, the [Read More...]

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Gay chaplain reassigned to Newark parish

You may remember this item from a few months back. Now, there’s more. Details:  A former Seton Hall University chaplain who said he was fired from that position because he supported an organization opposed to anti-gay bullying has been appointed to a new post in the Archdiocese of Newark, church officials confirmed Monday. The Rev. Warren [Read More...]

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Fired Philadelphia teacher delivers petition, seeking to be reinstated

Can you say “photo op”? From Philly.com: Margie Winters, accompanied by about 50 supporters and carrying a box of petitions signed by 23,000 people who want her reinstated as a Catholic school educator, could not get in the front door. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Center City offices were on lockdown Monday afternoon. A security guard [Read More...]

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