Ireland’s World Meeting of Families Continues to Spark LGBTQ Debate

The Vatican’s World Meeting of Families which will be held in Dublin, Ireland, in August continues to make headlines in regards to LGBTQ issues especially with Pope Francis scheduled to visit for the end of the event. Read More

Sixth-Grader’s Marriage Essay Causes Stir in Her Catholic School

Annabelle Thies is a Vermont sixth-grader who has come to the easy conclusion that you can both be supportive of LGBTQ rights and Catholic--something that people much older than her continue to struggle with. And it seems her mother may have lost her job because of her daughter’s opinion. Read More

With Catholic Support, Oklahoma and Kansas Pass Bills Allowing Adoption Discrimination

Over the past week,  the state legislatures in both Kansas and Oklahoma passed bills that will give faith-based adoption agencies the right to refuse to place children with lesbian and gay couples.  Read More

Taking LGBTQ and Catholicism ‘One Day at a Time”

Netflix’s “One Day at a Time,” a reboot of the 1970s Norman Lear sitcom of the same name, has been portraying modern experiences of coming out to a Catholic family in a refreshingly honest way. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Registering a Baby, Overturning Sodomy Laws, and Possibly Poland’s First Gay President

A summary of a wide range of stories from around the world on Catholic LGBTQ issues. Read More

Prominent Irish Gay Catholic Calls for “Full Sacramental Marriage” for LGBT Couples Ahead of WMF

Church reformers in Ireland recently met in advance of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) to discuss marriage and family issues. At the meeting, a prominent gay Catholic called for full sacramental marriage equality. Read More

Philadelphia Officially Severs Ties With Catholic Foster Care Agency Over LGBTQ Parents

Following a report that Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services agency (CSS) does not place foster children in the care of same-sex couples, that city’s Department of Human Services (DHS) decided that it will not sponsor future placements of children through CSS, which receives funds from the city. Read More

Catholic Family Values and Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland: Three Years Later

Nearly three years after Ireland’s successful 2015 referendum on same-sex marriage, it’s worth asking how such a Catholic country is faring afterward and how it managed to pass same-sex marriage legislation in the first place. Read More

Catholic Politican Introduces Marriage Equality Bill Saying He is “Living the Message of the Gospel”

A Catholic legislator introduced a marriage equality bill for Northern Ireland, and said doing so was "iving the message of the gospel." 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