Now is the Time: LGBTQ Catholics in the Synodal Journey

For Catholics who seek equality for LGBTQ people in the church, now is the time to redouble our efforts to speak our truth for the sake of justice. Read More

Pope Francis Affirms Need for Lesbian/Gay Pastoral Care, Criticizes “Gender Ideology”

In an interview released yesterday, Pope Francis has affirmed the need for pastoral care benefitting lesbian and gay people, but again attacked "gender ideology. Read More

Irish Archbishops Encourage LGBTQ Outreach Amid Major Decline in Church Life

Two archbishop in Ireland have emphasized the need to include LGBTQ people in the church's outreach efforts, comments made in the face of declining enrollment and participation among Irish Catholics. Read More

Former Pope Benedict XVI Calls Marriage Equality a “Deformation of Conscience”

Former pope Benedict XVI sharply criticized marriage equality as the result of a "deformation of conscience" that is in "contradiction to all previously successive cultures of mankind." Read More

Former Catholic Charities Head Denounces Bishops’ Defense of Adoption Discrimination

A former Catholic Charities head has denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2021 ruling that allows religious adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ client. The head also chastised the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) support of such discrimination. Read More

Puerto Rico’s Bishop Encourage Participation in Protest Against Gender Curriculum

The Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico has urged people to participate in a recent protest against what they call “gender ideology” which was held in response to the launch of the government’s 'gender perspective curriculum,' which is part of a larger effort to help women and LGBTQ people subject to violence. Read More

Archdiocese Apologizes After Ex-Gay Therapy Ban Compared to Indigenous Massacres

The Archdiocese of Regina has apologized and backed away from remarks made by a representative that compared a proposed bill banning conversion therapy to the harm done by residential schools to Indigenous communities. Read More

Iowa Bishop Uses Occasion of Diocesan Anniversary to Criticize Transgender People

A bishop in Iowa used the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption and a diocesan anniversary to instead emphasize the need to deny transgender people the respect and care they deserve. Read More

Korean Cardinal Offers Limited Support for LGBQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Bill

A cardinal in South Korea has endorsed the prospect of an anti-discrimination law inclusive of sexual orientation, while at the same time, expressing concerns the bill could be a pathway for marriage equality. Read More

Diocese Instructs Catholics to Ignore Transgender People’s Names and Pronouns

A bishop in Virginia has released a new document on gender identity issues that, among other problematic issues, demands Catholics not use transgender people's correct names and pronouns. Read More