Oregon Church Is Sued Because of ‘Moral Clause’ Damage

A Catholic parish in Portland, Oregon, is being sued by an event center because the church’s moral clause forced the event company to turn away an LGBTQ client. Read More

France’s Dioceses Adjust to Marriage Equality By Welcoming LGBT People

Since France legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, support for LGBT persons in the French Catholic Church has grown immensely. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Canadian Catholics Write a Pastoral Letter to Their Archbishop

On June 5, 1994, the Feast of Corpus Christi that year, a Canadian coalition of Christian organizations wrote a pastoral letter to Archbishop Aloysius Ambrozic of Toronto requesting that he drop his opposition to the Equality Rights Statute Amendment Act, known as Bill 167, which would have provided same-sex couples in Ontario with the same rights and obligations of heterosexually married couples.  Read More

On Eve of Dublin Pride, McAleese Calls Church Teaching on Gay People ‘Evil’

(New Ways Ministry’s response to this news is embedded in this post.  To read the... Read More

In Sign of Progress, Two Italian Bishops Lead Prayer Vigils Against LGBT Discrimination

At least two Italian bishops participated in vigils marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) this past May. Read More

Mauritius Pride Meets With Muslim Opposition and Catholic Support

The Catholic cardinal of Mauritius spoke out against the obstruction of the country’s Pride parade that was supposed to have taken place earlier this month. Read More

‘We Are Family’: Mary McAleese, Gay Son, and His Husband Will March in Dublin Pride Parade

As preparations continue for August’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin, former Irish President and practicing Catholic Mary McAleese remains committed to showing her support for LGBTQ communities by marching in June 30th’s Pride parade in Ireland's capital. She will be in attendance with her  son, Justin McAleese, and his husband. Read More

Equality in the Church Only Comes When LGBT Communities and Catholic Women Act Together

Unless LGBT equality and gender equality in the Catholic Church occur together, there will be no justice at all, said Jamie Manson in her latest column for the "National Catholic Reporter." Read More

Is Winning Some Losing All? The Paradox of Religious Freedom

Close on the heels of the 2014 Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College cases, the Supreme Court’s recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is only the most recent ruling to leave the politics of sexuality and religious freedom in an uncomfortable place. Read More

Transgender Ministry Pioneer Lets World Know Her Identity

Sister Luisa Derouen, OP, has been ministering to transgender men and women since 1999, though she has not always been able to be public about the work she was doing. Read More