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March file photo of people demonstrating as Supreme Court hears arguments in cases on same-sex marriage
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a press release in the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Prop 8. The full release is included below. USCCB Press Release WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and

Staff Report The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Wednesday morning that the Defense of Marriage Act, better known as DOMA, is unconstitutional. The decision was split 5-4 in the case officially known as  U.S. vs. Windsor. More on this topic: Supreme Court decisions on DOMA, Prop 8 called

Staff Report Openly homosexual youth will no longer be barred from the Boy Scouts, the organization decided earlier this month in a shift from long-standing policy.

Young Boy Scout and Scoutmaster place U.S. flags at graves of military veterans
By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) — The head of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting said the Boy Scouts’ vote in May to admit homosexual youth into their ranks is “not in conflict with Catholic teaching,” something by which “we should be encouraged.”

BOY SCOUTS SERVE AS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT NEW YORK CATHEDRAL
By Seth Gonzales Catholic News Service GRAPEVINE, Texas (CNS) — The Boy Scouts of America‘s National Council voted late May 23 to allow openly gay youths admittance as members into the 103-year-old organization, effective Jan. 1, 2014. In a statement, the organization said the decision to review the organization’s ban

By Catholic News Service BRUSSELS (CNS) — The Belgian bishops’ conference criticized an attack on its president, Archbishop Andre Leonard of Mechelen-Brussels, during which he was soaked with water by half-naked women. Four bare-breasted protesters from the international FEMEN movement disrupted the April 23 evening debate at the Free University

By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach and Xavier University students who started a petition on Change.org asking NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz to clarify his personal position on gay rights before he be allowed to serve as the school’s commencement speaker got their way

Members of the Erickson Academy of Irish Dance leap throughout the streets of Cincinnati in the 2013 St Patrick's Day Parade.
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  A local chapter of a gay rights organization was not permitted to march in the 2013 Cincinnati St. Patrick’s Day parade. As a result, most members of Cincinnati City Council backed out of the parade and the story made national headlines. In early April