Political and religious response to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage ran the gamut from despair and anger to outright jubilation.
Gay Catholic leaders have expressed their pleasure following reports that Pope Francis, in an unprecedented move, met last week with a transgender Spaniard at the Vatican.
While the Vatican has yet to confirm the meeting, it has been widely reported in the press, and there has been no Vatican denial.
Grace on the Margins: To understand the pope's attitudes on marriage and family, review what he’s said about women not gay Catholics.
Catholic leaders have avoided blocking gay couples from having their children baptized, but a move by a Wisconsin bishop could force church leaders to establish clearer rules.
Although he was frequently pigeonholed by his controversial work with the Catholic gay and lesbian community, those who know Fr. Robert Nugent spoke of him in simple terms.