Bishop Apologizes for Comparing Blessing of Gay Couples to Blessing a Concentration Camp

An Austrian bishop has compared blessings for same-gender couples to the blessing of a concentration camp among other troubling comparisons for which he has since apologized. Read More

Attempts to Clarify Cardinal’s Remarks on Blessings for Gay Couples Only Adds to Confusion

Attempts to clarify remarks by a German cardinal that seemed to indicate his support for the blessing of same-gender relations have only added to the confusion. Read More

Blessings for Same-Gender Couples Welcomed by Advisor to Pope Francis

Blessings for same-gender couple may be permissible, said a leading German bishop and adviser to Pope Francis. Read More

NEWS NOTES: February 4, 2018

International news and some first-person accounts are spotlighted in this round-up of Catholic LGBT news. Read More

Catholic Women’s Group Stands Up to Vatican Censorship of Lesbian Catholic, LGBT Advocate

A Catholic women's group has opposed Vatican efforts at censorship by relocating an event where a lesbian Catholic and the Catholic mother of a gay son were scheduled to appear. Read More

Canadian Bishops Reject New Government Policy on Funding for Religious Groups

Religious leaders. including Catholic bishops, have criticized a new Canadian government policy that bars funding for organizations which actively seek to undermine LGBT equality and abortion rights. Read More

Another German Bishop, Theologian Support Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

Two German bishops and a theologian have joined the conversation on how the Church can bless same-gender couples, even while still denying them sacramental marriage equality. Read More

Bishop Urges Church to Find “New Language” and “New Ways” on LGBT Issues, Listen to Young People’s Questions

An auxiliary bishop in Boston has said that the Church must find new language on LGBT issues to address the concerns of Catholics, especially youth and young adults, and that bishops must do more listening. Read More

Will Transgender People Become Collateral Damage in the Fight for LGBT Equality?

Transgender rights are the latest major issue when it comes to LGBT equality in the U.S., and sadly this could mean trans people become collateral damage, says one advocate. Read More

Reviving the Role of Conscience in Catholic LGBT Discussions

"Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . . His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths." Read More