Philippine Catholic bishops called for vigilance against bullying, ostracism and harassment of gay people in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Distinctly Catholic: I have questions for the bishops as the USCCB meets this week in California, on the topics of religious liberty, LGBT issues, immigration and the bishops' conference itself.
Archbishop Blase Cupich has decried the apparent targeting of gays and lesbians in the Orlando nightclub massacre and called for greater efforts on gun control.
Distinctly Catholic: There is an additional, and deeper, reason why we prefer to think that people like the mass murderer in Orlando was crazy and not merely evil.
Orlando, Fla. A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 50 people at a packed gay nightclub June 12 in Orlando, Fla.
A year ago, the Mennonite Church USA was one of many Christian groups struggling with dissension over gays and lesbians in the church. It's not just struggling, but falling apart.
The United Methodist Church is struggling to maintain the increasingly tenuous bonds that hold together this global denomination of more than 12 million members.
The United Methodist Church General Conference convenes once every four years to make policy decisions and set the direction for the denomination. They'll consider 1,043 proposals in their legislation system.
Commentary: The pope's exhortation that LGBT people be treated with respect is heartfelt. But the church has offered those words before, and they often ring hollow.
South Africa's Anglican bishops have taken an initial step toward including LGBT people as full members of their congregations with the passage of a resolution at a meeting.