Bishop Johan Bonny Says Blessing LGBTQ+ Couples Is “Aligned with Pope Francis”

A pro-LGBTQ+ bishop has said the Flemish bishops' decision to bless same-gender couples is accepted by Pope Francis, a fact he grounded in his personal conversation with the pope. But not all church leaders agree. Read More

Flemish Bishops’ Leader on LGBTQ+ Ministry Roots Efforts in Pope Francis’ Teachings

The Flemish bishops in Belgium have appointed a gay layman to direct the newly-established multi-diocesan LGBTQ+ ministry entitled “Homosexuality & Faith.”  Read More

Ignoring Vatican Ban, Bishops in Belgium Release Liturgy to Bless LGBTQ Couples

The Flemish bishops have released a new liturgy to bless same-gender couples, citing Amoris Laetitia in doing so and defying directly the Vatican's 2021 ban on such liturgies. Read More

Vatican Official Welcomes LGBTQ People to World Meeting of Families This June

A key Vatican official has affirmed that LGBTQ families will be welcomed at the World Meeting of Families occurring later this month, but any specific mention of LGBTQ issues is absent from the program. Read More

Gay Church Worker Who Resigned After Hate Crimes Speaks at Vatican Conference

A gay church worker who resigned due to right wing hate crimes recently addressed a Vatican conference on the relationship between Amoris Laetitia and LGBTQ people. Read More

#OutInChurch Documentary Tops Viewing States in Germany; And More News

Today's post includes news about the #OutInChurch documentary leading streaming views in Germany and other items. Read More

“Amoris Laetitia”: Church Thinking Needs to Move from the Abstract to the Particular

How do these forms of LGBTQ erasure and dehumanization come to exist in a teaching document written within the last five years? Read More

Germany’s Synodal Way Advances Documents Seeking Pro-LGBTQ Church Reforms

Delegates of Germany's Synodal Way voted for three LGBTQ-positive texts last week, including calls for the church to bless LGBTQ couples and reconsider teachings on homosexuality. Read More

Amoris Laetitia: A Beta Test for Synodality

I see four lessons from AL that can prepare LGBTQ Catholics for the coming worldwide synodal process. Read More

Queerness Is Integral to Catholic Discussions of Family and Amoris Laetitia

Queerness needs to be urgently centered and made visible as we listen and learn from the body of Christ. Read More