Bishop John Stowe Endorses Equality Act, Breaking with U.S. Bishops’ Conference

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington has broken with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) by supporting the Equality Act, saying "How can we take a position against equality?" Read More

Fr. James Alison Writes Vatican Threw “Tantrum” with Blessings Ban

Fr. James Alison, a gay priest and theologian, has written that the Vatican's responsum that banned blessings for same-gender couples was a "tantrum." Elsewhere, Fr. Frank Brennan writes that, ultimately, it is God, not the church, who decides about blessing love. Read More

Former Irish President Mary McAleese Calls Vatican Ban “Gratuitously Cruel in the Extreme”; And Other Irish Reactions

Irish Catholics are resisting the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples, including the country's former president, Mary McAleese, who called it "gratuitously cruel in the extreme." Read More

Three Activists Behind Marian Icon with Pro-LGBTQ Imagery Acquitted by Polish Court

Three Polish activists who reimagined and distributed a Marian icon with pro-LGBTQ symbols have been acquitted by a district court in Plock, Poland.  Read More

Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Seeks Vatican Intervention on Anti-LGBTQ Bishops

Catholics worldwide are calling on the Vatican to intervene in Ghana, where the nation's bishops have taken stridently anti-LGBTQ positions, and were even involved with the closing of an LGBTQ center. Read More

LGBTQ Center Targeted by Ghana’s Bishops Now Closed After Raid by Security Forces

The Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference demanded that the African nation’s government take action to shut down an LGBTQ community center in Accra, Ghana’s capital.  The center has now been closed following a raid by national security forces. Read More

Catholics Nationwide Reject Lansing Diocese’s New Transgender-Negative Policy

The Diocese of Lansing's new policy on gender identity continues to generate strong opposition from community members, as well as national faith-based organizations. Read More

Bishops in Brazil Challenge Ecumenical Lenten Fundraiser Over LGBTQ Solidarity

Some bishops in Brazil have criticized an ecumenical campaign in which the nation's episcopal conference is involved over the inclusion of LGBTQ issues in campaign materials.  Read More

Catholics Voice Support for Equality Act, Denounce U.S. Bishops’ Extreme Rhetoric

Catholics are voicing their support for the Equality Act after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives recently. But Catholics are also criticizing the U.S. bishops for harsh rhetoric about the Act, including denials that LGBTQ people face systemic discrimination. Read More