SPLC Condemns Catholic Anti-LGBTQ Organization’s Hate Video

The Southern Poverty Law Center reported on a recent episode of a conservative Catholic anti-LGBTQ YouTube show as part of their “Hatewatch” investigation project.  Read More

Why We Stay: Owning Faith, Making Change, Being Out and Proud

Three LGBTQ people offer diverse reasons of why they stay in the Catholic Church. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Politician Challenges Polish Church; Profile of Author Richard Rodriguez; And More

Today's post features updates on a gay politician taking on conservative Polish politics, a profile of award-winning author Richard, Rodriguez, and more news items. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates’ Reviews Split Over New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican released last week has generated a number of reviews and commentaries. Today's post highlights several with links provided for further reading. Read More

College of Saint Rose Offering Free Chest Binders to Students

The College of Saint Rose, a Catholic school in Albany, NY, has made free chest binders available to all students through the college’s counseling center.  Read More

Stories of Fired LGBT Church Workers “Breaking People’s Hearts,” Writes Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni wrote about how the Catholic Church is breaking people's hearts, including in its treatment of LGBT church workers like Shelly Fitzgerald, who recently filed a second discrimination complaint against her Catholic employer.  Read More

Was the Summit the Beginning of the End of Clericalism?

A main theme at the summit was how the problem of clericalism has hampered the life of the Church and has been the main cause of the sex abuse crisis.  Although clericalism had emerged as an important theme before the summit, it was amazing to see how many speakers condemned it as a significant problem that the hierarchy must work to eradicate. Read More

The Last Word on Gay Priests and Clergy Sexual Abuse?

'Heterosexuality or homosexuality is not the cause of pedophilia.' Read More

Natural Allies: Survivors of Clergy Abuse and LGBTQ Catholics

During my time here in Rome focused on clergy sexual abuse, it has dawned on me how very similar in spiritual and emotional impact the experiences of sex abuse victims and LGBTQ Catholics are. Read More

Who Else Thinks Gay Priests Are a Non-Issue in Abuse Crisis? You May Be Surprised at the Answer!

Guess who thinks that gay priests are NOT responsible for the sex abuse crisis? Read More