U.S. Catholics, Including Sisters of Mercy, Express Pain About Vatican Blessings Ban

Despite the Vatican's attempt to end the conversation on blessing same-gender couples, negative reactions to the ban continue to pour in from all parts of the Catholic world. Some of that conversation is about the difficult navigation of LGBTQ Catholics choosing to remain in the church or leave, and the losses that such leaving cause to the church. Read More

Globally, More and More Catholics in Ministry Object to Vatican’s Ban on Same-Gender Blessings

Clergy and pastoral ministers are still issuing statements of support for and promises of solidarity with the LGBTQ community in the wake of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Today's post features some of those reactions from outside the United States. Read More

Organizations Representing One Million Catholic Women Call for Same-Gender Blessings

Organizations representing a million Catholic women in the German-speaking areas of four countries have released an open letter protesting the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples and calling for a renewal of church teaching. Meanwhile, a key cardinal who has been critical of the ban has weighed in again. Read More

Two Bishops, Other Church Leaders Issue Letter to Transgender People: “God Loves You”

Two bishops and other church officials issued a letter on Transgender Day of Visibility last week that condemned anti-trans discrimination and violence. Read More

100+ Theologians Support New Ways Ministry’s Pledge to Bless Same-Gender Couples

Catholic theologians are speaking out about why they support New Ways Ministry's pledge to bless same-gender couples, signed by more than 3,000 Catholics since it was launched in response to the Vatican's ban on such blessings. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick: Discrimination Under Religious Guise Must Not Be Allowed in Fulton Case

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, recently praised Bethany Christian Services' decision to work with LGBTQ adoptive and foster parents. She wrote more broadly about the need to end discrimination by social service agencies under the guise of religion. Read More

Easter Sunday: Death Is Not the End

Martin Luther King, Jr. on the questions that Easter answers. Read More

Holy Saturday: The Right Way to Wait

Most of our lives are spent in Holy Saturday. Waiting for life just to get...better. Read More

Holy Thursday: ‘Do You Understand What I Have Done to You?’

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus gives us his greatest example. Read More