Reviving the Role of Conscience in Catholic LGBT Discussions

"Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . . His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths." Read More

Ugandan Lesbian Advocate to Speak at Catholic International Women’s Day Event

A lesbian Catholic from Uganda will be featured at a Catholic event marking International Women's Day this March, as will LGBT advocate Mary McAleese. Read More

After Initial Rejection, Georgetown University Opens LGBT Residential Community

Students at Georgetown University looking to explore gender and sexuality will now be able to do so in a new residential community, reported campus newspaper The Hoya. Read More

On Bishops’ Decrees Against Gay Catholics’ Funerals, the Real Scandal Is Discrimination

Two U.S. bishops' decrees that would deny funerals to Catholics in same-gender marriages were worried such celebrations would cause public scandal. But theologians Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler argued in the National Catholic Reporter that the real scandal is the decrees themselves. Read More

‘God made gay people. And God made gay people gay. That is all we need to know.’

A flip-flop by a British politician about his stance on the morality of gay sex has given rise to a leading international Catholic journal publishing an eminent defense of sacredness of lesbian and gay relationships. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: On MLK Day, Challenging the Rhetoric of Inferiority

In the U.S., today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday commemorating the... Read More

Sam Smith’s New Song Challenges Anti-LGBTQ Catholicism

Openly gay pop singer Sam Smith’s most recent album The Thrill of it All includes... Read More

Cardinal Reverses Predecessor’s Decision, Resumes Ties with Quest in UK

A cardinal in England has reversed a predecessor's decision and recommended that his priests make use of the LGBT Catholic group Quest as a resource in their ministry. Read More

Leader of German Bishops Calls for Marriage Equality Debate in the Church

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode has said: "I'm concerned with fundamental questions of how we deal with each other; although 'marriage for all' differs clearly from the church's concept of marriage, it's now a political reality." Read More

New Report Details Influence of Right-Wing Catholic Donors to Suppress LGBT Equality

The National Catholic Reporter recently published an expose on the activities and impact of right wing Catholic groups in the U.S., many of which have worked to suppress LGBT equality both in the church and in civil society. But there are signs of hope that these efforts ultimately fail. Read More