New York Catholics Rallied on Easter Sunday Against Vatican Blessing Ban ; Other News

Today's post features several Catholic LGBTQ news updates, including one story about protests that happened Easter Sunday against the Vatican's ban on same-gender blessings. Read More

Clerical Fashion Collection Hopes to Prompt Reconciliation Between LGBTQ and Church

An English fashion designer’s new collection reimagines elements of clerical garb with bright colors, rhinestones, and lingerie. With the glamorous, over-the-top looks, he hopes to contribute to reconciliation between the LGBTQ community and the Catholic Church. Read More

Vatican Blessings Ban a Moment to Leave Church for Some and to Recommit for Others

In the weeks following the Vatican’s’s declaration that priests cannot bless same-gender couples, there are reports (like this one) that people are leaving the church because of this decision. And while some people may be finally throwing in the towel and leaving the church, for others, their Catholicism runs deeper than the institution in Rome. Read More

In Recent Book on Lesbian Nuns, Women Religious Continue to Break New Ground

The discussion of sexuality in the Church should not be taboo, according to New Jersey priest Fr. Alexander Santora. In response to Love Tenderly, a compilation of 23 lesbian and queer nuns’ stories about coming to terms with their sexualities, Santora wrote that these stories reflect the current times and that religious women “continue to break new ground and lead the church by example.” Read More

Gay Performer Alleges Walsh University Fired Him Over His Sexual Orientation

A well-known actor was fired from a gig at a Catholic university in Ohio because he is gay, according to a YouTube video he produced. But a school official disputes this allegation, offering a different explanation for the employment dispute. Read More

Three Activists Behind Marian Icon with Pro-LGBTQ Imagery Acquitted by Polish Court

Three Polish activists who reimagined and distributed a Marian icon with pro-LGBTQ symbols have been acquitted by a district court in Plock, Poland.  Read More

New Book by Trans Author Pairs Fantasy and Sci-Fi Genres with Pope Francis Catholicism

Julian K. Jarboe’s debut collection of genre-defying writing, Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel, reflects the Catholic sensibility of Pope Francis filtered through queer leftism mapped onto a vast array of science fiction and fantasy tropes. Read More

Decades Later, Catholic School Awards Gay Alum the Varsity Letter He Was Once Denied

In 1958, a New Jersey Catholic high school denied Tom Ammiano his varsity later because of suspicions that he was gay, which he was.  In fact, Ammiano grew to become a noted gay activist and politician. Over 60 years later, the school has made reparations by honoring him with the rightfully earned letter. Read More

Sydney Archbishop Criticizes Queer Concert Held Outside City’s Cathedral

The Archbishop of Sydney has criticized the city council’s sponsorship and advertising of a recent “Heaps Gay Live & Queer" concert held outside the city's cathedral. LGBTQ advocates have objected to the archbishop's comments, while some anti-equality protestors tried to disrupt the concert. Read More

Lesbian Nuns Are Staying in the Church, Continuing to Wrestle with It, Say Authors

As a Sister of Mercy, Janet Rozzano has spent a lifetime focused on compassion and love towards the marginalized. Yet it was not until she was in her 40s and had been a sister for over 25 years that she also began to offer that same acceptance to herself as she explored her sexual identity as a lesbian. Read More