Catholic Leaders on Opposite Sides of LGBT Questions in Trinidad and Tobago

Two Catholic leaders in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago have captured headlines these past few weeks:  one for supporting LGBT people and one for denouncing same-gender marriage. Read More

Lay Catholic Support for LGBTQ Rights Grows in U.S.

A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute weighs religious support for LGBT issues. The reality of U.S. Catholic support for LGBT equality may surprise you.  Read More

France’s Dioceses Adjust to Marriage Equality By Welcoming LGBT People

Since France legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, support for LGBT persons in the French Catholic Church has grown immensely. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Canadian Catholics Write a Pastoral Letter to Their Archbishop

On June 5, 1994, the Feast of Corpus Christi that year, a Canadian coalition of Christian organizations wrote a pastoral letter to Archbishop Aloysius Ambrozic of Toronto requesting that he drop his opposition to the Equality Rights Statute Amendment Act, known as Bill 167, which would have provided same-sex couples in Ontario with the same rights and obligations of heterosexually married couples.  Read More

On Eve of Dublin Pride, McAleese Calls Church Teaching on Gay People ‘Evil’

(New Ways Ministry’s response to this news is embedded in this post.  To read the... Read More

‘We Are Family’: Mary McAleese, Gay Son, and His Husband Will March in Dublin Pride Parade

As preparations continue for August’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin, former Irish President and practicing Catholic Mary McAleese remains committed to showing her support for LGBTQ communities by marching in June 30th’s Pride parade in Ireland's capital. She will be in attendance with her  son, Justin McAleese, and his husband. Read More

Equality in the Church Only Comes When LGBT Communities and Catholic Women Act Together

Unless LGBT equality and gender equality in the Catholic Church occur together, there will be no justice at all, said Jamie Manson in her latest column for the "National Catholic Reporter." Read More

Catholics Object to Pope Francis’ Claim LGBT Families Are Not Real Families

LGBT Catholic groups have reacted strongly against Pope Francis' recent claim that only heterosexual couples and their children constitute a real family, further complicating the pope's record on LGBT issues. Read More

On Fathers’ Day, A Grandfather’s Struggle with Church and State for Transgender Grandchild

My daughter, Marsha, is the mother of identical twins. Both were born with the bodies of girls. Marsha always wanted to name a daughter after my mother, Mary, so she named the twins Joanne and Mary. Joanne always loved to wear tutus and Mary wanted to wear camouflage type outfits. Read More