One Gay Priest’s Ups and Downs After Coming Out of the Closet

Milwaukee Magazine has followed up with Fr. Gregory Greiten, the Wisconsin priest who came out as gay to his congregation last December, and has found that in addition to the resounding support his parishioners provided, he is also receiving some negative responses from church officials and conservative Catholic websites. Read More

Gay Priest’s Story Is Evidence of the Need to Do Authentic Ministry

An openly gay priest has shared more details about his coming out story, a reminder of how important it is to do ministry authentically. Read More

The Coalition for Liberty & Justice Features Catholic Lesbian in Religious Liberty Video

A coalition of religious and secular organizations which are concerned about the religious right’s interpretation of religious liberty has released a video with testimonies from people harmed by the conservative understanding of this concept. The video features a Catholic lesbian minister who was fired from her parish job in the name of religious liberty. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Irish Theologian Urges Greater Acceptance of Gays

March, a month in which we all celebrate Irish heritage, has had some shaky news about relationships between the Irish and LGBT communities. But 18 years ago, an eminent Irish theologian was arguing for greater LGBT inclusion in the church. Read More

A Humble Church of Acolytes

How can the Catholic Church better adopt a humble disposition when it comes to LGBTQ folks? We should start by following the examples of our acolytes.  Read More

What’s Troubling About a Male Escort’s Revelations About Italian Priests

Last week, a news story reported that the Archbishop of Naples, Italy, was sending the Vatican a 1,200-page dossier that had been assembled by a male escort. It purportedly identified 36 priests and 4 seminarians from throughout Italy as “actively gay” and who had communicated with the escort.  This story was troublesome in several ways, but not because of alleged sexual improprieties. Read More

Cardinal Cupich Says Church Should Learn From Families. We Hope It Will Learn From ALL Families

"Our ministerial approach should begin with the understanding that families are not problems to solve. Rather, they are opportunities for the church to discern with the aid of the Spirit how God is active in our time and what God is calling us to do here and now." Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Cardinal Farrell’s Confusing Comment on Dialogue

The head of the Vatican's Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life has finally spoken out as to why he was not allowing an international Catholic woman's conference to be hosted by the Vatican. Read More

Catholic Charities Allegedly Bars Lesbian Couple from Fostering a Refugee Child

A lesbian couple in Texas have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bbishops and the U.S. government for allegedly barring the couple from becoming foster parents to a refugee child. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: San Francisco Archbishop Compromises on Domestic Partnerships

What is remarkable about this historic development is that it shows that Catholic leaders can find creative ways to live with pro-LGBT equality initiatives.  Indeed, they can even negotiate with political leaders to get past impasses.  Read More