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By Kerri Lenartowick Catholic News Agency More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.

Staff Report The Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, made the following comment on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges. The 5-4 decision by the court effective legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. “Under the false banner of ‘marriage equality,’ the United State Supreme

Staff Report Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr has urged archdiocesan priests and deacons to keep their congregations informed on the case before the Supreme Court that could federalize same-sex marriage, making it a right and the law of the land. “Over the past several years,” the Archbishop writes, “we

Supporters of traditional marriage pray the rosary outside the Potter Stewart Courthouse in downtown Cincinnati on Aug. 6. The women pictured were part of a prayer gathering that took place as judges inside began a review of several marriage-related cases. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — Although the Supreme Court just a few weeks ago declined to accept any of several challenges to rulings making same-sex marriage legal in various states, a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Nov. 6 could lead to another shot at the

A group of women pray the rosary outside of the Potter Stewart Courthouse in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, Aug. 6. The women pictured were part of a prayer gathering that took place as judges inside began a review of several marriage-related cases. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  Dwarfed in size and volume by an opposing rally less than a block away, roughly 30 people gathered to pray for the Sixth Circuit court to uphold traditional marriage outside the Potter Stewart Courthouse Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals,

By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph More than 400 people braved a small group of placard-carrying protesters and snow-clogged parking lots to hear Bishop Thomas Paprocki speak on the Catholic teachings on marriage and same-sex relationships Feb. 12 in the Bartlet Center at the Athenaeum. Bishop Paprocki, leader of the

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.

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

From the May 2013 print edition of The Catholic Telegraph Dear Father:  I am frightened by what I am seeing now as a surge in our country toward acceptance of homosexuality and gay marriage.  Many among us are unable to see and explain why this is wrong.  Could you please

People demonstrate outside Supreme Court building as justices hear arguments in case challenging California's same-sex marriage ban
By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) — Thousands of people who gathered at one end of the National Mall March 26 in support of traditional marriage took their message to the U.S. Supreme Court as they walked and held aloft placards with signs saying: “Kids do best with