Catholics Criticize New Archdiocesan Guidelines Against Gender Transition

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have negatively appraised a new document from the Archdiocese of St. Louis that issues restrictive guidelines on how the church is to engage transgender people. Read More

New Film from Marianist LGBT Initiative Hopes to Be a “Prophetic Witness” for Inclusion

A new film by a group affiliated with the Marianists has premiered that shares the perspectives of LGBT people with that community and the wider church in the hopes of prompting further dialogue about inclusion. Read More

In Cake Shop Dispute, Black Lesbian Owners Exhibit Christian Love

A news story about a cake shop got me thinking this weekend about intersectionality, the Catholic Church, and Christian love. Read More

New Series “Love, Victor” Illustrates How to Embrace Identities of Culture, Faith, and Sexuality 

A new pop culture television series entitled “Love, Victor” seeks to present a new  narrative of LGBTQ youth in U.S. culture. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: Church Must Respect LGBTQ Families As It Does Any Other Family

Theologian and gay priest Fr. Bryan Massingale has written about the need for the church to respect LGBTQ families and take pastoral care of LGBTQ more seriously, not only for the good of that community, but for the good of the church. Read More

God Dwells in Us: New Documentary Explores Life and Love of LGBTQ Catholic Family

At a time when some Catholic dioceses are firing LGBTQ teachers, musicians, and staff members because they are considered incompatible with the gospel or the Catholic faith, Tom Loehr’s new documentary, "The Golds: A Portrait of an American Family," offers a more human story of LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

Is An Obsession with Stopping LGBTQ Equality Preventing Bishops from Saying “Black Lives Matter”?

In recent months, more and more people in the United States and around the world have proclaimed that Black Lives Matter. These three words represent a truth too often buried and a movement for justice too long denied. But notably, bishops in the U.S. have overall been unable to utter these words, and part of their reluctance can be traced to their obsession with stopping LGBTQ rights. Read More

As LGBTQ People Flee, Polish Cardinal Calls Rainbow Flag on Christ Statue a “Desecration”; And More News

Today's post features updates on one Polish cardinal's reaction to an LGBTQ flag, the inclusion of LGBTQ equality in French feminists' struggle for church reform, and more. Read More

Priest Suspended from Ministry After Officiating at Lesbian Couple’s Civil Union Ceremony

A priest in Italy has left active ministry for officiating at a lesbian couple's civil union ceremony, a move which LGBTQ advocates have decried while issuing support for the priest. Read More

Catholic Liturgy Is a Vehicle for Parents to Embrace Transgender Children

The Catholic liturgy creates an inclusive spiritual framework for parents to understand as well as nurture their transgender children Read More