First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Must Included LGBTQ People, Too

The Catholic Church celebrated its first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 25th, and a Catholic lesbian couple marked this occasion by reflecting on their lives as grandparents. Read More

“Hands-Off” Judicial Approach on LGBTQ Discrimination Offers Catholic Inflection Point

The U.S. judicial system’s recent hands-off approach towards religious liberty could be an opportunity for churches to discern matters of inclusion and justice within their own communities, writes Patrick Hornbeck. Read More

Church Leaders Can Learn Much from Apology of Jesuit Refugee Service UK Head

A former Catholic member of parliament in the United Kingdom, who now heads the Jesuit Refugee Service there, has apologized for voting against marriage equality in the past. Read More

In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis Sows Seeds of Hope for Unhoused LGBTQ Youth

Still, I believe that Francis has sown the seeds of theological renewal, which may yet bear hope for LGBTQ homeless youth. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics’ Cry for Justice “Must Not Be Ignored,” Says Lead Researcher

The lead researcher behind a comprehensive report on magisterial teaching, gender, and sexuality, continues to speak out and challenge traditional Catholic teaching around same-gender relationships. Read More

New Report Seeks Methodological Change in How Catholic LGBTQ Theology Is Done

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) has released a new document on the need for methodological changes in how theology about LGBTQ issues is done. Read More

How Can LGBTQ Catholics Proceed After Fulton?; And Other News

Today's post includes news items on how Catholics can respond to the U.S. Supreme Court's Fulton decision, a new op-ed on the U.S. bishops' anti-LGBTQ efforts, and more. Read More

Fear and Grief: The Emotional Impact of Transition on Close Family Members

In this post, I would like to enrich Amoris Laetitia’s chapter six ‘Some pastoral perspectives’ by considering transgender binary transitions (male to female and female to male) and intimate family responses to these situations.  Read More

Losing While Winning: Fulton v. Philadelphia

Religious freedom must mean more for Catholics than requiring society to tolerate nonsensical and indefensible beliefs simply because they are religiously held. Read More

Indonesian Priest Apologizes After Expressing Support for Marriage Equality in Church

A priest in Indonesia who suggested there could be marriage equality in the church has now apologized for his comments, which prompted a controversy that one analyst wrote is a positive sign. Read More