Ghana Archbishop Says Sex Ed Is ‘Subtle Way of Introducing Gay/Lesbian Thing to Children’

A leading bishop and Catholic teachers in Ghana have joined together to oppose the introduction of comprehensive sexual education in the nation's schools. Read More

Cardinal Says Rethinking Human Sexuality Is Important Task for the Church

A top U.S. cardinal has said it is "important" and "incumbent" that the church rethink human sexuality in a process of dialogue. Read More

Pope Francis’ Meeting with Fr. James Martin Rebukes Culture War Bishops, Raises Questions on Inclusion

The private audience between Pope Francis and Fr. James Martin, SJ, reverberated through all sides of the LGBTQ equality debate in the Catholic Church. But beyond a papal affirmation of the latter's LGBTQ ministry, what significance is there to the meeting? Today's post features two commentaries on this question. Read More

Indian Catholics Celebrate Launch of New LGBTQ Ministry Supported by Top Cardinal

Catholics in India are celebrating the launch of a new LGBTQ ministry that has the support of a top cardinal who happens to be a close advisor of Pope Francis. Read More

Bishops Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Allow Employers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

Key bishops in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released a statement commenting on three cases which involved LGBTQ civil rights that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for last week.  Read More

Polish Archbishop Says LGBTQ Movement Is ‘Great Threat to Freedom’ as Catholics Demand End to Violent Rhetoric

A top archbishop has again disparaged the LGBTQ movement, comparing it to the oppressive regime that ruled Poland in the late 20th century. But church reformers are calling on the Polish hierarchy to comply with church teaching about respecting LGBTQ people and avoid such rhetoric. Read More

How the Synod on the Amazon Could Lead to a More LGBTQ-Inclusive Church

That the Synod on the Amazon now underway will not directly address LGBTQ issues does not mean Catholic advocates for equality should ignore an ecclesial event that could greatly impact our efforts for equality in the church. Read More

Trump Administration Backs Archdiocese That Forced Catholic School to Fire Gay Employee

Today's post includes three updates out of Indianapolis regarding church employment disputes. First, the Trump administration has stated its support for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, which is being sued by an employee fired from a Catholic school because of their same-gender marriage. Second, a canon lawyer has said the Vatican's lifting of ecclesiastical suspensions against Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is "exceptional." Third, Shelly Fitzgerald participated in a Democratic presidential debate. Read More

Fr. Martin Shares Trans-Related Letters With Vatican Official Behind Anti-LGBTQ Document

Fr. James Martin, SJ, recently met with officials from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, which released an anti-LGBTQ document earlier this summer. Martin shared with them three letters from people writing about their transgender-related experiences. Read More

Slovak LGBTQ Catholics See Hope Despite Church and State

As LGBTQ Christians in Slovakia embrace their sexual and religious identities, the Catholic Church and Slovakian political parties have been slow to embrace a welcoming attitude. Read More