Having Our Eyes Opened to Encounter Jesus

Are we willing to call out to Jesus to cure us of our varied kinds of blindness? Read More

Student Praises Catholic School’s “Brilliant” Support During His Gender Transition

Ben Hodge, a 20-year-old university student in the United Kingdom, always knew he was different. “I wasn't comfortable being a girl, so I would spend a lot of time in front of the mirror just wondering what was wrong with me? Why am I not happy,” he said.  Read More

Diocesan Magazine Features Stories of a Married Gay Church Worker and a Sex Therapist

A diocesan magazine in Germany recently featured three perspectives on LGBTQ issues in the church, one from a gay pastoral worker, one from theologian, and one from a sex therapist. Read More

Northern Ireland’s Bishops Seek Government Ban on Priests Celebrating LGBTQ Weddings

Bishops in Northern Ireland have endorsed civil law proposals that would impose a government ban on priests performing same-gender marriages while implementing wide religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people. Read More

COVID-19, Closed Churches, and LGBTQ Catholics

Is there anything that LGBTQ Catholics and allies lose because of the closing of churches and religious programs? Read More

Transgender Advocate Sr. Luisa Derouen Criticizes Bishop Paprocki’s New Gender Policy

Sr. Luisa Derouen, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and long time spiritual companion to transgender people, has published an essay reacting to Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s controversial, transphobic policy published in January. Read More

Vatican Rips United Nations Report on Gender Equality as “Unacceptable and Offensive”

The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that "particularly unacceptable and offensive" are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to "human rights."  Read More

Thirsty for Living Water

If only the Samaritan woman were like all the other women in the town… if she had had a reputable past… if she subscribed to the social and moral mores of Samaria, and held her tongue, especially in the company of men, she would not have encountered Jesus. Read More

Protestors Challenge Polish Archbishop Who Called LGBTQ Movement a “Plague”

To protest Warsaw Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski’s record of anti-LGBTQ statements, several Polish activists demonstrated in front of a Catholic parish where he was presiding at Mass. Read More

Bishop Warns Priests to Not Minister to Dignity/Detroit

An auxiliary bishop in Michigan has banned priests under his jurisdiction from celebrating Masses for Dignity/Detroit, a decision that comes following a note from Archbishop Allen Vigneron about LGBTQ people. Read More