Leader of German Bishops Calls for Marriage Equality Debate in the Church

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode has said: "I'm concerned with fundamental questions of how we deal with each other; although 'marriage for all' differs clearly from the church's concept of marriage, it's now a political reality." Read More

Peru Ditches Educational Curriculum After Complaints of ‘Gender Ideology’

The government of Peru is withdrawing a national school curriculum that was widely criticized for employing what critics have called  “gender ideology.” Read More

Father of Gay Son Explains the Meaning of “LGBTQ”

"I want to share a few of my hopes. I hope that in our family we are planting the seeds for our future generations, where any person of any of the LGBTQ letters will feel loved and welcomed and safe." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More

Rainbow Catholics Share Experiences of Global LGBT Gathering

Today's post features reactions from participants at the second assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, which took place in Munich, Germany this past November. Read More

What Does a Holy Family Look Like? What Makes Your Family Holy?

On the last Sunday in December, Catholics around the world will celebrate the Feast of... Read More

After Australia Passes Marriage Equality, Priest Says He Would Be Glad to Marry Gay Couples

A week ago, Australian legislators passed a marriage equality law following the nation's non-binding postal survey this fall and years of debate. A Catholic priest has since expressed his desire to celebrate a same-gender couple's wedding amid more muted reactions from church leaders. Read More

Austrian Cardinal Criticizes Court’s Legalization of Marriage Equality

An Austrian Catholic cardinal who has often been outspoken in defense of lesbian and gay people has criticized his nation's recent high court decision which allows for same-gender couples to marry. What does this latest marriage equality victory teach us about Catholic leaders' responses to these issues? Read More

Bishop Calls Nativity Scene with Two St. Joseph’s an “Attack on Christian Faith”

A bishop has criticized a Nativity scene which features two Joseph figures while omitting Mary, calling it "sacrilege" and an "attack on the Christian Faith." Read More

Fortunate Families’ Director Has ‘Seen Miracles’ and ‘Expects More’

Fortunate Families , a national Catholic network of parents of LGBT+ sons and daughters, has appointed Stanley Francis "JR" Zerkowski to be its first Executive Director. Learn more about what shaped his vision for LGBT+ ministry in the Church. Read More