Without Words

I forgot that my friends can see these posts. Via Facebook Messenger last night, one asked me, “So what will you write at that website about the Philadelphia grand jury report?” Read More

Is There a Correlation Between Closeted Clerics and Sex Abuse Scandals?

In the aftermath of the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick following multiple accusations of sexual abuse, Robert Mickens, a veteran Vatican and church observer,  reflected upon the connection between closeted gay priests and clerical abuse of power. Read More

Cardinal Cupich: On Sexual Abuse, Clerical Culture, Not Gay Priests, at Fault

A top U.S. cardinal has expressed skepticism that gay priests are the cause of clerical sexual abuse, saying instead the problem is clericalism in the Church. Read More

Prominent Anti-Gay Priest Removed from Ministry for Sexually Abusing Patients

A top priest known for practicing gay-negative psychotherapy and as well as being a trusted consultant on homosexuality for the Vatican has been removed from priestly ministry over allegations that he abused patients while attempting to "heal" them of being gay. Read More

Leading Catholic Bishop Supports New DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

A leading U.S. bishop was present at a gathering where the Trump administration announced its new religious liberty task force, showing a sign of support for an initiative with great potential to harm LGBT equality.  Read More

With Civility for All

In a summer when uncivil behavior seems to accost us from all sides, 24-year-old Mia... Read More

50 Years Later, Lessons from “Humanae Vitae” Debate Readily Applicable to LGBT Issues

Theologians Michael Lawler and Todd Salzman have written a commentary on "Humanae Vitae's" 50th anniversary which while not explicitly addressing LGBT issues is quite relevant and insightful. Today's post highlights a few key features of their overall argument that Pope Francis has changed the calculus on contraception and invited new conversations that more deeply incorporate human experience in theological ethics. Read More

THIS MONTH IN CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Remembering Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, Advocate for Gay Equality and Prophet of Vatican II

Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, a prophet of Vatican II and noted advocate for lesbian and gay Catholics, died earlier this week at age 96. July's "This Month in Catholic LGBT History" pauses to remember his witness and celebrate his legacy. Read More

New Zealand Bishops Acknowledge Church’s “Shortcomings” on LGBT Inclusion

New Zealand's bishops have acknowledged the Church's "shortcomings" in providing relevant pastoral care, especially when it comes to LGBT inclusion. Read More

Priest Banned from Speaking at Catholic Conference Over His Support for Marriage Equality

An archbishop has banned an LGBT-supportive priest from speaking at a Catholic conference, a silencing that has led to cries of hypocrisy over the archbishop's own claims about free speech. Read More