Richard Madaleno, the only openly gay member of the Maryland state Senate, speaks out in support of a gay-marriage bill in Annapolis on Thursday. The bill passed later in the day and now heads to the House of Delegates.
Pope Benedict XVI, seen here during his weekly general audience at the Vatican on Feb. 16, hasn't shown any sign he's willing to relax the rules despite the fact that Catholic priests ordained in the Eastern Rite and some converts can be married.
The New Confession: The Roman Catholic app is not a substitute for confession, but it's supposed to help believers prepare to bare their sins to a priest.
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