Exuberant Praise for Pope Francis from One Bishop, But from Others, Not So Much

Bishops worldwide, as well as a top official with the Archdiocese of New York, have publicly criticized Pope Francis for his support of civil unions that recognize same-gender couples, though a few exceptions exist. Read More

LGBTQ and Catholic Advocates Worldwide Praise Pope Francis’ Support for Civil Unions

LGBTQ advocates are praising Pope Francis for his most recent statement in support of civil unions recognizing same-gender couples. Read More

The Good and the Bad of Pope Francis’ Support for Civil Unions

Theologian Lisa Fullam writes, "Pope Francis’ recent statement supporting civil unions for lesbian and gay couples is, I think, good news and bad news." Read More

In New Film, Pope Francis Declares Support for Civil Unions to Protect LGBTQ Families

In a new film, Pope Francis has announced that he supports civil unions for same-gender couples, a statement that one Catholic LGBTQ group called an "historic moment" in the life of the church. Read More

New Ways Ministry Praises Pope’s Support for Civil Unions, Seeks Same Recognition in Church

The following is a statement from Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, in response to Pope Francis announcing for the first time as pope his support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples. Read More

Franciscan Theologian Challenges the Hypocrisy in New Papal Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti”

Franciscan Sr. Ilia Delio identifies a key failing in Pope Francis' new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," namely the church's own hypocrisy on how it seeks justice while oppressing LGBTQ and others. Read More

Gay Polish Couple Journeys to Vatican to Petition Pope’s Support for LGBTQ Community

Against homophobic and transphobic attacks from bishops, a gay couple creatively and peacefullyasked Pope Francis for his intervention and guidance. Read More

Pope Francis to Parents of LGBT Children: ‘The Church Loves Your Children as They Are’

Pope Francis has received a group of Italian parents with LGBT children, who presented the pope with the Italian edition of a new book filled with the stories of such Catholic families. An English edition of the book is due to be released by New Ways Ministry in early October. Read More

In New Letter, Pope Francis Again Affirms Nun’s Ministry to Transgender Women

Pope Francis has sent a supportive message to a nun who does ministry with transgender people in Argentina, continuing their longtime relationship dating back to the years when Francis was not yet pope. Read More

Archbishop Zuppi: Church Must See Lesbian/Gay People as God Sees Them

In a new book, an Italian cardinal offered his perspective on Pope Francis’ approach to homosexuality and the Catholic Church. Read More