Transgender Minister Asks Parishioners to Support Non-Discrimination Protections

A transgender church worker has written to parishioners asking them to vote to preserve Massachusetts' gender identity non-discrimination law, which is on the ballot this coming Tuesday. Read More

Will the U.S. Bishops Help Donald Trump “Erase” Transgender People?

With President Donald Trump seeking to erase transgender people as a category, will the U.S. bishops be complicit in this egregious human rights violation or will they at last defend the trans community when it faces attacks? Read More

Vatican Withholds Approval for German Priest, Potentially Over His Support for LGBT People

A German priest elected to university leadership has yet to receive necessary approval from the Vatican that would allow him to assume the rectorship. Observers speculate this withholding might be caused by the priest's progressive views on LGBT issues. Read More

What I Learned At the Synod on Youth

Three weeks in Rome covering the synod on youth was quite an education for me!  Here are a few things that I have learned. Read More

Pope’s Homily at Synod’s Closing Mass Has Lessons for Those in LGBT Ministry

Pope Francis' homily underlined themes and messages from the synod which are ones that he frequently has touched upon. Several of them are applicable to those involved in Catholic LGBT ministry. Read More

Synod on Youth’s Final Report Is a Mixed Bag on LGBT Issues

The Vatican's Synod on Youth has issued its final report, and its comments on LGBT issues are a mixed bag.  Read More

German Youth’s Message to Synod: “Why should people be judged by who they love?”

Thomas Andonie is the president of the Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend (Federation of German Catholic Youth). He also has a passion for justice in the church. and was selected to be the nation's youth auditor at the synod on youth. He used part of his 4 minute talk at the meeting to raise the question of LGBT inequality in the church. Read More

Cardinal: ‘LGBT’ Will Not Be in Synod Final Report, But ‘Sexual Orientation’ Might Be

Crux has published an interview with India's Cardinal Oswald Gracias in which he gives some insights into what the synod's final report might be saying, based on what he has read in the draft.  Read More

Pope Francis’ Bold Tweet and Other Synod News Notes

"This Synod is intended to be a sign of the Church that truly listens and that doesn’t always have a ready-made answer." Read More

OOOPS!

Sorry, folks!  Read More