What Were the Worst Catholic LGBT Stories of 2015? (Vote for up to 10)
Pope Francis coins the term “ideological colonization” and applies it to new forms of marriage.
The firing of LGBT church employees continues.
U.S. Bishops are slow to collect feedback from the laity for the synod on marriage and family.
Pope Francis continues to promote the issue of gender complementarity in marriage discussions.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Fr. Robert Barron, a popular author, publicly criticize gender transition when Caitlyn Jenner goes public with her decision.
Pope Francis likens "gender theory" to nuclear arms.
Australia’s bishops use school children as couriers for their anti-marriage equality booklet.
Spanish transgender man is rejected, then accepted, then rejected again as a godparent.
Vatican Secretary of State calls Ireland's enactment of marriage equality "a defeat for humanity.
A married gay man in Louisiana is denied communion at his mother’s funeral. After a news story about the incident contained a link to the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ positive webpage on gay ministry, the information is taken down from the web.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia says that lesbian and gay people are welcome to attend the World Meeting of Families, as long as they don’t mount a protest against church teaching.
Springfield, Illinois’ Bishop Thomas Paprocki issues a set of regulations for parents of school children enrolled at Catholic schools in the diocese. Among those who are required to meet with a pastor are couples in same-sex marriages or partnerships.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia tells a local parish that it cannot host programs focusing on LGBT issues during the World Meeting of Families.
The Fortunate Families network, and, by extension, all pro-LGBT Catholic groups, are barred from presenting or exhibiting at World Meeting of Families
Pope Francis endorses Slovakian and Slovenian proposals to ban same-sex marriage.
Cardinal Robert Sarah compares LGBT advocates to Nazis and says marriage equality has “demonic origins” in remarks at the Synod on the Family.
Hong Kong’s Cardinal John Tong writes repeated letters against LGBT non-discrimination bill, saying marriage equality is “worse than climate change.”
Cardinal in Dominican Republic, who once used an anti-gay slur, made repeated homophobic remarks against U.S. Ambassador James Brewster.
Pope Francis fails to address crminalization laws against LGBT people during his visit to Africa in November.
Despite recommendations from Pope Francis and many U.S. bishops, the USCCB votes to retain work against marriage equality as a top priority.
Newark's archbishop sends an instruction letter to his priests advising them not to distribute communion to legally married gay and lesbian people, among others.
U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke compares committed lesbian and gay couples to murderers.
The Vatican refuses to grant credentials to France's Ambassador to the Holy See, who happened to be a gay man.
After the Boy Scouts of America organization allows openly gay men to be leaders, Catholic bishops warn Scout troops to be careful about their leaders' moral characters. At least one openly gay man is dismissed.
An Illinois priest sends an anti-gay letter to every citizen in his town, and he calls his action a "public service."
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