Time to accommodate conscientious objection

Let’s begin by recognizing that the case of the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because same-sex marriage conflicts with her religious faith raises questions that both sides in this argument need to take seriously.

Controversies to greet pope during U.S. visit

When Pope Francis comes to the United States in late September, chances are good that he will arrive in the middle of a bitter, highly politicized national debate on same-sex marriage and religious liberty.

Media’s scorched earth approach bodes ill for all minorities

A bemused West Coast friend of mine recently wondered how often pizza is served at gay weddings in Indiana. His comment was provoked by a Hoosier pizzeria that grandly announced it would not cater gay weddings. The announcement provoked threats, a boost in sales and some eye-rolling from California foodies.

Archbishop Kurtz urges more transparency at next family synod

VATICAN CITY - Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, said the October 2015 world Synod of Bishops on the family should return to the practice of previous synods in publishing participants' interventions, for the benefit of their discussions and the information of the outside world.

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