LGBT Controversies Remain as World Meeting of Families Approaches Next Week

In five days, some 37,000 people will gather to begin the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMF) and it seems there will be some progress on LGBT issues, but certainly not as far as many Catholics hoped. Read More

The Catholic Church: ‘We’ll Leave the Light On for You.’

I have a confession to make. I could be predictable and show up at the designated time, enter the room, begin the litany – “Bless me Father, for I have sinned…” I know the drill. But this is a different kind of confession. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Catholic Universities in Chile Welcome Transgender Students; Director Cites Pope Francis to Defend LGBT Film; And More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

Cardinal Cupich: On Sexual Abuse, Clerical Culture, Not Gay Priests, at Fault

A top U.S. cardinal has expressed skepticism that gay priests are the cause of clerical sexual abuse, saying instead the problem is clericalism in the Church. Read More

Prominent Anti-Gay Priest Removed from Ministry for Sexually Abusing Patients

A top priest known for practicing gay-negative psychotherapy and as well as being a trusted consultant on homosexuality for the Vatican has been removed from priestly ministry over allegations that he abused patients while attempting to "heal" them of being gay. Read More

Top Catholic Ethicist: Do Not Assume Transgender Identities Are “Sinful” or “Disordered”

A leading Catholic ethicist offered positive words about transgender people in a recent interview, saying it should not be assumed that someone naming their gender identity is problematic and that it could be the affirmation of how God created them. Read More

Marriage Counseling Service Backed by Irish Bishops to Welcome LGBT Couples

A marriage counseling program run by Ireland's bishops will now provide services to same-gender couples. Read More

THIS MONTH IN CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Remembering Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, Advocate for Gay Equality and Prophet of Vatican II

Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, a prophet of Vatican II and noted advocate for lesbian and gay Catholics, died earlier this week at age 96. July's "This Month in Catholic LGBT History" pauses to remember his witness and celebrate his legacy. Read More

Was Gum Chewing or Gender Identity the Reason for Denying Communion?

A transgender Catholic was denied Communion earlier this month, but the diocese has claimed it was not the communicant's gender identity at issue but their gum chewing during Mass. Read More

New Zealand Bishops Acknowledge Church’s “Shortcomings” on LGBT Inclusion

New Zealand's bishops have acknowledged the Church's "shortcomings" in providing relevant pastoral care, especially when it comes to LGBT inclusion. Read More