U.S. Catholic Includes Transgender Woman’s Voice in Gender Equity Article

A Catholic publication has included a transgender woman and other LGBTQ+ advocates in an essay about whether church leaders are actually attentive to issues of gender, in the Synod on Synodality and otherwise.  Read More

Catholic Mother of Queer Child Finds Hope in Maryknoll Priest’s Inclusive Work

The Catholic mother of an LGBTQ+ child has written about a missionary priest who has given her hope for a truly inclusive church. Read More

Korean Priest Blesses LGBTQ+ Couple, While More Bishops Issue Condemnations

More than two months after Fiducia Supplicans was released, the debate over blessings persists—in some cases, pastoral workers are taking it to heart and offering blessings. In other cases, bishops are continuing their resistance. Today's post includes those news stories and other commentaries on the topic. Read More

German Theologians Seek Pro-LGBTQ+ Revisions to Vatican Licensing Process

Theologians in Germany have called revisions to the process by which teaching licenses are granted, prompted in part by an LGBTQ-related dispute and a desire to end sexuality-based discrimination. Read More

Many Agree “Fiducia Supplicans” Is an Evangelizing Text—But to What End?

How will the implementation of Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration allowing priests to bless same-gender couples, shape new contours to pastoral care? Many commentators agree that the document has an evangelical aim, however, their views about the evangelizing methods point in two different directions. Read More

Blessings Opposition Due to “Enduring Animus” Against LGBTQ+ People, Says Cardinal McElroy

A top U.S. cardinal has said opposition to Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration allowing blessings for... Read More

What Are Your Covenants (Under God’s Rainbow) This Lent

When you see a rainbow, what does it mean to you? How about a rainbow flag, banner, or even a pin on a government building, a home, or on another’s personal belongings? Read More

Maltese Catholics Gift Pope Francis Book of LGBTQ+ Testimonies; And More News

Today's post includes story about a Maltese Catholic LGBTQ+ group's new book, Greek bishops' opposition to marriage equality, and a gathering of transgender-negative bishops in Prague. Read More

Scapegoating LGBTQ+ People Must End and All Be Welcomed, Says Fr. James Alison

After recognizing at age nine that he was gay, James Alison, a priest and theologian, spent many scholarly years trying to understand why queer people are targets in society. His conclusion: the queer community has become victims of the age-old practice known as "scapegoating." Read More

You’re Invited! The Challenge of “Fiducia Supplicans”

Join New Ways Ministry for a webinar on the complex reception of Fiducia Supplicans where three panelists will offer their perspectives and insights. Read More