Theologian Tina Beattie Banned from Church Property Again Over LGBT Support

A British theologian supportive of LGBT inclusion had a speaking event cancelled recently after the... Read More

Seattle Task Force Releases “Mixed Bag” Report on LGBTQ Issues in Catholic Schools

An archdiocesan commission set up to examine LGBTQ issues in Catholic education, especially regarding employment policies, has issued its findings. Read More

Gay Teacher at Catholic School Appeals for an End to the Firing of LGBTQ Church Workers

An LGBTQ Catholic school teacher has shared his reflections on the church’s too-frequent problem of firing LGBTQ employees, following the recent dismissal of  two of his colleagues Read More

Archbishop Who Defended Firing of Two LGBTQ Teachers Places School President on Leave

The archbishop of Seattle defended Catholic officials' decision to force two LGBTQ teachers out of their jobs last week, and this week placed on leave the president of the school where the forced resignations occurred. Read More

Protests Erupt After Catholic High School Forces Two LGBTQ Teachers to Resign

Students at a Catholic high school in Seattle are protesting the reported forced resignations of two LGBTQ teachers by staging a walk-out from school and a rally outside local diocese's offices. Read More

Two Months Later, Conversation Still Continues Over Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

It has been two months since the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published the transgender- and intersex-negative document, Male and Female He Created Them. LGBTQ advocates and many theologians were quick to denounce the text, and a number of responses have been subsequently published. Today's post excerpts several commentaries with links provided for further reading. Read More

New Book on Catholic Women Includes LGBT Issues Discussions

A new book about Catholic women that includes chapters on LGBT issues was launched in Rome this week in anticipation of the Synod on Youth. Read More

Theology or Ideology? Parsing Vatican Thinking on Sex and Sexuality

Pope Francis’s theology of sex and gender complementarity has hardened into an ideology that uses a single strand strand of reflection about God to powerfully determine Catholic sacrament, canon law, and ethics.   Read More

Cultivating Sexual Desire: Theological and Pastoral Reflections

On April 22, 2018, Professor Patricia Beattie Jung delivered the Father Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture,... Read More

Catholic Church Had “No Choice” in Firing Gay Musician, Says Bishop

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 6, 2016 A Catholic bishop in Rhode Island... Read More