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Vatican’s Ambassador to Germany Criticized for Anti-LGBTQ+ Homily; And More News

For Catholic LGBTQ+ issues, there always seems to be news from German-speaking world, where pro-equality faithful have made tremendous inroads and controversies keep arising. Today’s post highlights three news stories in recent months revealing that tension.


Germany’s Synodal Way Is a “Source of Hope” for Transgender Catholics, Writes Delegate

“The final Assembly of the Synodal Way in Germany was an emotional rollercoaster for queer people in attendance, like me, and others watching from home. In the end, it became a source of hope.”


Germany’s Synodal Way Now Considering Texts on Gender Diversity, LGBTQ+ Blessings

The fifth and final assembly of Germany’s Synodal Way begins today, and among the issues to be decided are two documents on LGBTQ+ issues. However, a last minute controversy is brewing with the bishop members which could imperil reform efforts.


Nonbinary Delegate to Germany’s Synodal Way Shares Hopes, Concerns About Process

It‘s a special kind of joy to be connected to other queer people in church in this way. For me, the visibility of other trans and nonbinary people especially gives me hope and renews my conviction that I‘m fighting for the right reasons.


LGBTQ Church Workers in Germany Explain Why They Participate in #OutInChurch

LGBTQ church workers in Germany continue to explain their participation in #OutInChurch, an initiative in which 125 such workers publicly came out in a call for non-discrimination. Today’s post features two such workers, as well as other news updates from the German church.


Germany’s Synodal Way Advances Documents Seeking Pro-LGBTQ Church Reforms

Delegates of Germany’s Synodal Way voted for three LGBTQ-positive texts last week, including calls for the church to bless LGBTQ couples and reconsider teachings on homosexuality.