Fr. Dan Horan: Church Leaders’ LGBTQ+ “Pastoral Malpractice” Key to Church’s Decline

In the National Catholic Reporter, Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM examines this decline and suggests that in the Catholic Church, anti-LGBTQ+ policies and statements from dioceses and institutions continue to drive more people further away. Read More

Italian Priest Suspended from Ministry Over His Support for LGBTQ+ Relationships

A Catholic priest in Italy was recently suspended from pastoral ministry due to his support for LGBTQ+ couples. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocate Faults Catholic Feminists for Not Being More Transgender-Inclusive

In a recent essay for the National Catholic Reporter, artist Jessica Gerhardt argues that Catholic feminism must be inclusive of transgender people. Read More

Creighton U. Theologians Condemn Archdiocese of Omaha’s Trans-Negative Policy

Two theologians at a Nebraska Catholic university have strongly condemned the Archdiocese of Omaha’s new trans-negative policy on gender and sexuality. Read More

Across U.S., Catholic Educators Criticize Wave of Diocesan Anti-Transgender Policies

Catholic educators are saving lives as they build communities of welcome for LGBTQ+ students despite some dioceses' attempts to enact transgender-exclusionary policies.  Read More

New Zealand Bishops’ New Gender Policy for Catholic Schools Relies on Social Justice

New Zealand's bishops have released pastoral guidelines on sexual and gender diversity in Catholic schools which are far more inclusive and respectful than many other gender policies announced in recent years. Read More

Bishop Johan Bonny Says Blessing LGBTQ+ Couples Is “Aligned with Pope Francis”

A pro-LGBTQ+ bishop has said the Flemish bishops' decision to bless same-gender couples is accepted by Pope Francis, a fact he grounded in his personal conversation with the pope. But not all church leaders agree. Read More

Flemish Bishops’ Leader on LGBTQ+ Ministry Roots Efforts in Pope Francis’ Teachings

The Flemish bishops in Belgium have appointed a gay layman to direct the newly-established multi-diocesan LGBTQ+ ministry entitled “Homosexuality & Faith.”  Read More

Pope Francis Tells LGBTQ+ Italian Group to Seek Church “That Excludes No One”

Pope Francis recently met with a group of Italian LGBTQ+ advocates to discuss building a more inclusive church, telling them to seek a church "that excludes no one." Read More

LGBTQ+ Catholic Pilgrims Recognized During Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica

A pilgrimage of LGBTQ+ Catholics celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the organizing group, the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC), being recognized at the liturgy. Read More