Ireland’s Leaders Greet Pope Francis With Confident Pro-LGBT References

Pope Francis arrived in Dublin on Saturday, and almost immediately LGBT issues were raised as part of the discussion. Read More

The Catholic Hierarchy’s Evolution on LGBT Topics

"Can the Catholic Church ‘Evolve’ on L.G.B.T. Rights?" That's the intriguing headline on a recent New York Times  op-ed, penned by John Gehring, Catholic Program Director of Faith in Public Life. Read More

On Eve of Dublin Pride, McAleese Calls Church Teaching on Gay People ‘Evil’

(New Ways Ministry’s response to this news is embedded in this post.  To read the... Read More

Catholics Object to Pope Francis’ Claim LGBT Families Are Not Real Families

LGBT Catholic groups have reacted strongly against Pope Francis' recent claim that only heterosexual couples and their children constitute a real family, further complicating the pope's record on LGBT issues. Read More

Should Catholics Be Hopeful About Pope Francis’ Latest Remark on LGBT Issues?

Mixed reactions to Pope Francis' most recent LGBT-related comments have continued to be published, including the perspectives of feminist Catholics and some columnists. Read More

After Meeting With Pope Francis, Gay Man Says “I Saw a Compassionate Man”

The gay man to whom Pope Francis said "God made you like this and [God] loves you" has shared more about his conversation with the pope and his own faith life in a recent interview. Read More

Pope Francis: World’s Pastor, Enforcer of Doctrine—or Spiritual Director?

Pope Francis’s declarations on LGBTQ issues have been producing spiritual whiplash. On one hand we have “Who am I to judge?” and “God made you like this. God loves you like this.” On the other, we have a reaffirmation that seminaries should not admit gay men, and no indication that Francis plans to alter basic church teaching on sexuality. How should we understand this complex--or contradictory?--figure? Read More

Mixed Reactions to Pope Francis’ “God Made You Like This” Comments to Gay Man

Reactions have been mixed in the days since news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man who survived clergy sexual abuse, "God made you like this." Read More

Pope Francis Seemingly Re-Affirms Ban on Gay Men in Priesthood

Where does Pope Francis really stand on homosexuality? That question is raised in a new way after news both that he affirmed a gay man’s sexual identity as created by God while concurrently warning against gay men entering the priesthood. Read More

Former Vatican Official: Homophobia Is a “Hoax” that “Serves to Threaten People”

Just a day after news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man "God made you like this," news then broke that a former top Vatican official said homophobia is a "hoax" and compared the movement for LGBT equality to Nazism. Read More