Catholics Experiencing “Toxic Atmosphere” During New Wave of Anti-LGBT Hate in the Church

With a gay church worker having to resign after right-wing attacks and new protests mounting, this moment in the church is one of new hate about which Catholics should be concerned, according to several LGBT experts. Read More

Transgender Minister Asks Parishioners to Support Non-Discrimination Protections

A transgender church worker has written to parishioners asking them to vote to preserve Massachusetts' gender identity non-discrimination law, which is on the ballot this coming Tuesday. Read More

Will the U.S. Bishops Help Donald Trump “Erase” Transgender People?

With President Donald Trump seeking to erase transgender people as a category, will the U.S. bishops be complicit in this egregious human rights violation or will they at last defend the trans community when it faces attacks? Read More

Italian Archbishop Stresses Importance of LGBT Ministry

At Thursday's synod press briefing, one of the featured speakers was Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, Italy.  As far as LGBT issues go, Zuppi is probably best known for writing the preface to Un ponte da costruire, the Italian translation of Fr. James Martin's book, Building a Bridge, about improving the relationship between LGBT people and the Catholic Church.  Continue reading to learn what he said about LGBT ministry. Read More

Gay Church Worker Is Victim of Repeated Hate Crimes Due to Right-Wing Catholic Campaign

A gay church worker has been the target of yet another hate crime spurred on by rightwing Catholic groups, which left him questioning whether to remain in ministry and should be a moment for church leaders to reject anti-LGBT hate unequivocally. Read More

Group Investigating Cardinals Says Rumors of Homosexuality Will Be “Noted Very Carefully”

A rightwing Catholic group has announced its intention to investigate Catholic cardinals ahead of the next papal conclave, saying it will be "noted very carefully" in reports if a cardinal is considered to be gay. Read More

In France: Should Lesbian Women Have Equal Access to Fertility Treatments?

In France, a controversy has arisen as the nation's Catholic bishops have opposed legislation which would allow lesbian and single women to receive treatments to promote their fertility. Read More

Poll Reveals Ireland’s Catholics Want Church to Recognize Lesbian/Gay Marriages

A recent poll of Ireland’s citizens has revealed the desire for greater acceptance of same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church. Read More

Archbishop: Decriminalizing Homosexuality Would Cause “Dreadful Consequences”

Singapore's archbishop has released a pastoral letter strongly opposing the repeal of a law in that nation which criminalizes homosexuality, claiming at one point that such an action would have "long-term and irreversible" consequences which are "dreadful." Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate Shares about Her Accepting Catholic Family

Christine Hallquist made headlines earlier this year when she became the first transgender person chosen as a major political party's gubernatorial candidate. In advance of her likely election as Vermont's next governor this fall, Hallquist spoke to Vermont Business Magazine about being raised Catholic and having a supportive family. Read More