Catholic Schools in Ireland May Be Required to Teach LGBT Sexuality and Relationships

A new proposal in Ireland may mean Catholic schools in the nation would be required to include LGBT issues in certain curricula related to sexuality and relationships. Read More

Lay Catholics, But Not Bishops, Welcomed the UK’s Conversion Therapy Ban

This past summer, the United Kingdom has became the latest nation to ban "conversion therapy" for gay and lesbian people. Other nations and all churches should follow suit. Read More

‘Catholic Alt-Right’ Groups Go On Offensive Against LGBT Issues

Though the majority of American Catholics are in favor of LGTBQ+ inclusion in the church, a vocal minority of conservative groups continue to spread harmful rhetoric and practices of exclusion. Read More

“It is Better to Die of Hunger” Than to Accept Homosexuality, Says Tanzanian Cardinal

It would be better to starve to death than to accept homosexuality, said a top African church leader while asking government officials to reject foreign aid allegedly tied to LGBT rights. Read More

Archbishop: LGBT Teachers Should Stay Quiet about Relationships, Keep Distance from Schools

An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs. Read More

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