Priests’ Group in Pittsburgh Issue Statement Criticizing Vatican’s Blessings Ban

A group of U.S. priests has issued a statement critical of the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Today's post includes that news, as well as several other related news updates. Read More

Eucharistic Coherence…But For Whom?

A proposed document on eucharistic coherence--and the spirit behind it--being debated by the U.S. bishops today could create new problems for LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

Catholic Schools in Ireland Reject Bishops’ Sexuality Curriculum Over LGBTQ Concerns

At least three Catholic schools in Ireland have rejected a controversial curriculum on sexuality and relationships developed by the nation's bishops, a rejection due, in part, to the curriculum's LGBTQ-negative teachings. Read More

Brazilian Cardinal Celebrates Memorial Mass for Local Victims of Anti-LGBTQ Violence

A top bishop in Brazil joined two LGBTQ groups to hold a memorial Mass for those who had died due to homophobic and transphobic violence. Read More

German Bishop Supportive of Blessing Same-Gender Couples Asks “Why Not?”

A German bishop who has repeatedly vocalized his support for blessing same-gender couples in the church again spoke out, asking in a media interview, why such blessings are not possible, as the Vatican has said. Read More

Celebrating Pride In a New Catholic Moment

Pride Month feels a little different this year than in the past. For one thing,... Read More

Catholic Bishops Help Stop LGBTQ Rights Initiatives in Chile, Korea, and Belize

Bishops in Chile have expressed their opposition to a surprise proposal by the nation's president to pass marriage equality, though signaled support for civil union-style legislation. Meanwhile, there are developments in Korea and Italy in how church leaders have responded to LGBTQ civil rights. Read More

Bishops in Ghana Must End Their Support for Anti-LGBTQ Abuse, Says Fr. Dan Horan

Church leaders in Ghana needs to reorient their approach to the criminalization of LGBTQ people given their homophobic record, writes Franciscan theologian Fr. Dan Horan. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Freedom Week Helps Perpetuate Another “Big Lie”

Later this month is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Religious Freedom Week, an eight-day period when Catholics are supposed to pray and act on alleged threats to religious liberty. While some concerns are valid, the bishops' conference is again spreading disinformation in its attempt to suppress LGBTQ rights. Read More