In the New York Times | Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand

The pope’s U.S. visit comes at a pivotal time for the LGBT community. According to the American Values Atlas, 60 percent of Catholics favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally.

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Morning Buzz | Catholic Universities Slow to Respond to Pope’s Encyclical

In today’s buzz, Catholic universities in the U.S. have been slow to respond to pope’s encyclical, plus the Seventh-day Adventist’s will decide if women can become clergy.

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Majority of Catholics for Religious Stewardship, One-Third Say God Gave Humans Dominion Over Earth

Ahead of the pope’s encyclical on the environment, PRRI looks at how Catholics compare with other religious Americans on the topics of dominion and stewardship.

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Five Facts on Catholics and Climate Change

With Pope Francis’ encyclical due later this month, PRRI takes a look at what American Catholics think about climate change.

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In the New York Times | On Same-Sex Marriage, Catholics Are Leading the Way

The New York Times’ Frank Bruni uses AVA findings to show that American Catholics are more progressive than many believe them to be.

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Morning Buzz | Conservative Catholics Angry over Pope’s “Green Agenda”

In today’s buzz, how presidential campaigns became two-year marathons, Pope Francis’ “revolutionary” stance on LGBT issues, and a map of gay marriage legality.

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Morning Buzz | Jonathan Merritt: How Christians Turned Against Gay Conversion Therapy

In today’s buzz, why American Christians are turning against gay conversion therapy and Republicans in Maine are pushing for their own “religious freedom” law.

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Morning Buzz | New Jersey Catholic Teacher Suspended, Then Reinstated, After Anti-Gay Comments

In today’s buzz, how to get free stuff on tax day, millennials who identify as “feminist,” and Rachel Held Evans’ book on the millennial decline in the church.

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Morning Buzz | Schisms Over Same-sex Marriage in Mennonite Church

In today’s buzz, Presbyterian Church recognizes gay marriage, NYT covers importance of Catholicism in Jeb Bush’s life, and we get ready for a survey release.

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Morning Buzz | Is 2016 the Year of the Baptist Minister?

In today’s buzz, the state with the most megachurches, criticism over a White House religious extremism event, and how 2016 is the year of the Baptist minister.

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