Catholic Network Shares Ideas About Developing LGBTQ Ministry

In an opinion column for the Jersey Journal, pastor Fr. Alexander Santora of Hoboken, New Jersey, shared the hopes of many LGBTQ Catholics under the headline ‘Gays want Catholic church to acknowledge their goodness.’ Read More

A Second Catholic School in Indianapolis Fires Gay Teacher

A Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has fired an LGBTQ employee over fears the archbishop would no longer recognize it as a Catholic institution. This decision was announced two days after a neighboring Catholic school was stripped of its formal affiliation with the Archdiocese for standing by an LGBTQ employee. Read More

Archbishop Withdraws “Catholic” Label from Jesuit High School Over LGBTQ Employee

A Jesuit high school has been barred from calling itself "Catholic" after refusing the local archbishop's demand to fire an employee in a same-gender marriage. Read More

U.S. Bishops Provisionally Affirm Opposition to Transgender Equality as Key Strategic Priority

The U.S. bishops have provisionally affirmed opposition to transgender rights and the continuation of their religious liberty campaign as key parts of their strategic priorities for 2021-2024.  Read More

Magazine Barred from Church Property After Criticizing Bishop Who Sent Homophobic Tweet

A Catholic bishop who sent a homophobic tweet warning Pride events are harmful to children has now barred a Rhode Island magazine critical of him from hosting an event at a Church-owned facility. This incident is but the latest controversy relating to the Catholic Church and Pride, but despite harmful comments, many Catholics continue to celebrate Pride. Read More

Second Vatican Document on Gender Expected, Even As Cardinal Admits Failure to Listen

It is being reported that a second document on gender is being prepared by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine (CDF) of the Faith, even as the cardinal behind the first document released last week acknowledged flaws in it. Read More

High Court’s 1975 Decision Points to Alternative Vatican Path on Gender Identity Issues

Today's post from guest blogger Dr. Jennifer Haselberger recalls a 1975 decision from the Vatican's highest court that shows another way beyond condemnation is possible for the Church on gender identity issues. Read More

Catholic Bishops and LGBTQI Advocates At Odds Over Vatican’s View of Gender Identity

The U.S. bishops' top official on education has welcomed a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," which has prompted condemnation from LGBTQ advocates. Read More

Excerpts from “Male and Female He Created Them,” the Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education released a document on gender yesterday titled "Male and Female He Created Them." Today's post features excerpts from the document highlighting key LGBTQ-related themes. Read More

Prominent Catholic Says “Jesus Would Be Attending the Pride Parade” After Bishop’s Homophobic Tweet

What is it about celebrating Pride that causes some Church leaders to react in strongly negative ways towards events which simply honor the dignity and value of LGBTQ people? Recent controversies this year have again shown the need for more education and dialogue or, at the very least, silence on social media. Read More