Pope Francis Tells LGBTQ+ Italian Group to Seek Church “That Excludes No One”

Pope Francis recently met with a group of Italian LGBTQ+ advocates to discuss building a more inclusive church, telling them to seek a church "that excludes no one." Read More

Ignoring Vatican Ban, Bishops in Belgium Release Liturgy to Bless LGBTQ Couples

The Flemish bishops have released a new liturgy to bless same-gender couples, citing Amoris Laetitia in doing so and defying directly the Vatican's 2021 ban on such liturgies. Read More

Pope Francis’ Welcome Is Life Changing for Community of Trans Women in Italy

For a community of trans women in Italy, finding welcome at a Catholic church—and from Pope Francis himself—has been life changing.  Read More

Reconciling the Church’s “Colonizing Mentality” Towards LGBTQ+ People

As a gay Catholic, I see Pope Francis' approach to addressing the residential schools as a model for how the church might one day reconcile with LGBTQ+ Catholics who have been harmed and excluded. Read More

For Fourth Time, Pope Francis Meets with Transgender Community at Roman Parish

Pope Francis has met with another group of transgender people who have been cared for by a parish church in Rome. Read More

Quote to Note: One Reason Pope Francis Is LGBTQ-Positive

Why is Pope Francis more positive on LGBTQ issues than his predecessos have been?  Read More

Transgender Woman Calls Meeting with Pope Francis an “Important Message” for Pride

Pope Francis has met with a group of transgender women this month, one of whom remarked on how the encounter was an "important message" during Pride. Read More

After 26 Year Fast, Gay Abuse Survivor Told by Pope Francis to “Take Communion”

Pope Francis has told a gay survivor of clergy sexual abuse to "take Communion" after the survivor had refrained from doing so for 26 years, in part because of his sexual orientation. Read More

Papal Appointments of LGBTQ-Positive Bishops Is Evidence of Shift in Church

Appointments by Pope Francis made this week continue enforcing the idea that winds in the church have shifted and being an LGBTQ-positive church leader is no longer a barrier to leadership. Read More

Pope Francis Appoints LGBTQ-Positive Cardinal as Head of Italian Bishops’ Conference

Pope Francis has chosen an LGBTQ-positive prelate as the new head of the Italian episcopal conference, which has the added significance that he was one of three names put forward for the post by the bishops' themselves. Read More