Spanish Archbishop Says Gospel “Never Condemns” LGBTQ Families

A Spanish archbishop has stated that the Gospel "never condemns" families with same-gender couples as members. Read More

Bishop Scharfenberger: “I Know Priests Who Are Gay and They’re Great.”

A bishop in the U.S. has positively affirmed gay men in the priesthood, saying, "I know priests who are gay and they’re great." He also acknowledged his desire to welcome LGBTQ people, saying, "It is never wrong to love another person. Never." Read More

Commonweal Editor Calls Church Teaching on LGBTQ Sexuality Harmful and Distracting

The U.S. Catholic hierarchy’s insistence on opposing same-gender marriage distracts its leaders and laity from speaking out against other moral shortcomings, says a Commonweal editor in a recent column. Read More

Two Plays Tackle Complexities of LGBTQ People’s Lives and Relationships

Two plays running in the U.S., "Bare" and "The Inheritance", are bringing LGBTQ stories to the stage. Read More

Brazilian Priest Suspended from Ministry After Blessing Same-Gender Couple

A priest in Brazil has been suspended from ministry because he blessed a same-gender couple late last year. Read More

Paraguay’s Top Archbishop Says Church Cannot Ignore Reality of LGBTQ Families

Paraguay's top bishop has said all families, including LGBTQ ones, should be welcomed in the church and accompanied to live virtuously. Read More

In LGBTQ Welcome, Bishop Introduces Gender-Neutral Language for Baptismal Certificates

The bishop charged with handling questions of canon law in France has encouraged his episcopal colleagues to use gender-neutral language on baptismal certificates in an effort to be more welcoming to LGBTQ parents. Read More

German Cardinal, Key Bishop Endorse Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

Two leaders of the German Bishops' Conference have opined in support of church blessings for same-gender couples. Read More

On Holy Family Sunday, A Father’s Plea to Church Leaders

On this feast day of The Holy Family, I want to shout to our Church leaders to review the viability of Church teaching when it comes to same-sex activity, to own at least partial responsibility for the hate and ignorance and pain that my son and countless others have had to overcome, and to examine whether this teaching is enhancing souls and is consistent with Jesus’ message of love and inclusiveness. Read More

Lesbian Softball Coach Fired Over Same-Gender Marriage; Other News Items

Today's post includes stories about a lesbian softball coach fired for being in a same-gender marriage, another fired church worker's settlement in her discrimination lawsuit, and how the Vatican funded the Elton John biopic.  Read More