Vatican UN Rep Objects to Language on LGBTQ Refugees

A representative of the Holy See to the United Nations has objected to interpreting international law in ways that would specifically protect LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

The Two Sides of Being Prophetic

Living a life as your authentic self is not going to please everyone. In fact, just by being yourself, you may actually unintentionally end up challenging or even threatening some people, structures, and institutions. Read More

Congressional Reps Oppose Plan for UC Merger with Catholic Hospitals

39 members of Congress from California have objected to a controversial proposal regarding mergers that could link the University of California with Catholic healthcare systems. Read More

NEXT STEPS: Examining Your Parish or Faith Community

What is your parish or faith community ready for in terms of LGBTQ ministry? Learn how to find out by doing a simple parish assessment and inventory. Read More

Catholics Criticize New Archdiocesan Guidelines Against Gender Transition

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have negatively appraised a new document from the Archdiocese of St. Louis that issues restrictive guidelines on how the church is to engage transgender people. Read More

Scotland’s Bishops: New Hate Crime Legislation Could Outlaw Bible and Catholic Teaching

In an appeal to Scotland's government, the nation's bishops have claimed that proposed hate crime legislation could effectively outlaw the Bible and Catholic teachings if some consider them offensive. Read More

New Film from Marianist LGBT Initiative Hopes to Be a “Prophetic Witness” for Inclusion

A new film by a group affiliated with the Marianists has premiered that shares the perspectives of LGBT people with that community and the wider church in the hopes of prompting further dialogue about inclusion. Read More

LGBTQ Catholic Once Denied Communion Now Speaks Out About Leaving Church

A Catholic judge who was denied communion because of her marriage to a woman has disclosed that she has left the Catholic Church. Read More

When Darkness Engulfs and Suffocates the Light of Life

It is scary looking into a dark well. How deep is it? What’s there? Is there a monster waiting to ambush your virgin body as it descends into the self? What will you find?  Will it be worth it? I need a light to show me the way, the path I am supposed to follow.  Read More

Parishioners Sing in Support of Fired LGBTQ Music Minister; And More News

Today's post includes updates on the firing of church worker Terry Gonda, protests at a Catholic high school in part over anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and one archdiocese's opposition to homosexuality decriminalization. Read More