Parramatta Bishop Issues Pastoral Letter Against Proposed Anti-Transgender Law

A bishop in New South Wales, Australia, has issued a pastoral letter opposing a proposed law that would ban discussions of gender diversity in school classrooms. The letter splits from that state's main Catholic education body, which has expressed its support of the bill. Read More

Archbishop Compares Some Marriages, Including LGBTQ Relationships, to Bestiality

A U.S. archbishop made anti-LGBTQ remarks while speaking at a healthcare conference that included a comparison of some marriages, including those of same-gender couples, to bestiality. Read More

With Court Case Looming, Catholic LGBTQ Adoptive Families Tell Their Stories

As LGBTQ people  await the outcome of Fulton v. Philadelphia, a U.S. Supreme Court case... Read More

Fr. Dan Horan Refutes Some Catholics’ Anti-Transgender Claims, Seeks Welcome Instead

Responding to a recent flurry of anti-transgender speech and legislation across the U.S., Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM, has called for the Catholic Church to be welcoming to the transgender community. Read More

Transgender Student Challenges Catholic School Board Over Chosen Name Policies

A transgender Catholic student in Canada is petitioning to be able to graduate with his chosen name on his diploma, and the student also hopes to make changes in educational policy so that others will have the same opportunity. Read More

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Signs Petition to Launch LGBTQ Center at Boston College

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has signed a petition by Boston College students calling for their university to establish an LGBTQ resource center and add gender identity to the university non-discrimination policy. In a related story, students from the same school have organized a petition opposing the Vatican’s ban on blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Courageous Pastors Are Needed to Open Wider the Door “Amoris Laetitia” Left Ajar

Pope Francis has pushed ajar the door for the organic development of Catholic sexual teaching. It will require courageous bishops, pastors, laity, and LGBTQ individuals to work to push that door wide open. . . Read More

Critics Allege Parent Used Homophobic Language at Catholic School Board Meeting

There are new developments in an incident in which comments made at a Catholic school board meeting  in Canada were homophobic, as the Archdiocese of Toronto has now weighed in on the the matter, claiming that the comments were in alignment with church teaching. Read More

Globally, More and More Catholics in Ministry Object to Vatican’s Ban on Same-Gender Blessings

Clergy and pastoral ministers are still issuing statements of support for and promises of solidarity with the LGBTQ community in the wake of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Today's post features some of those reactions from outside the United States. Read More

Two Bishops, Other Church Leaders Issue Letter to Transgender People: “God Loves You”

Two bishops and other church officials issued a letter on Transgender Day of Visibility last week that condemned anti-trans discrimination and violence. Read More