In Wake of McCarrick, Catholic Recalls John Paul II’s “Heartless Legacy” on LGBTQ People

The Vatican's report on ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick's pattern of abuse and the clerical culture that allowed it has renewed discussion on the legacy of Pope John Paul II and, more specifically, on his canonization as a saint. One Catholic has raised LGBTQ-related concerns, too, among the others. Read More

Biden Attends Mass at Parish on New Ways Ministry’s LGBTQ-Friendly List

There is one more item to add to the list of President-elect Joe Biden's pro-equality record: his Mass attendance at an LGBTQ-friendly parish. Read More

In Review, Catholic Magazine Lauds “Schitt’s Creek’s” Positive Portrayal of Queer Love

America magazine’s review of the television show “Schitt’s Creek” notably included a glowing discussion of the show’s positive portrayal of queer relationships. 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

QUOTE TO NOTE: Changing Minds and Changing Hearts

The answer to solving the church's LGBTQ problem is not primarily a matter of mind, but of heart.    Read More

Catholic Historian Pushes for Canonization of Fr. Mychal Judge as a Saint for Our Times

With the causes of Fr. Michael McGivney and Bishop Fulton Sheen before us, historian Kathleen Sprows Cummings believes that there is another candidate who, if canonized, would hold more relevance for our present situation: Fr. Mychal Judge. Read More

For Lesbian Visibility Day, Swiss Theologian Writes on Church’s Dual Discrimination

In an open letter from Zurich, Switzerland, Catholic theologian Susanne Birke shared her experience as a "woman loving female" for Lesbian Visibility Day, which took place on April 26th. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: “A powerful example that faith leaders should be following.”

Some Christian leaders used Easter to promote conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and to encourage defiance of social distancing guidelines.  With a notable exception. Read More

Sr. Ilia Delio Says Church Only Survives If Doors Opened to LGBTQ People & Others

A well-known Franciscan Sister theologian who writes and speaks on science and religion has commented positively on an inclusive church for LGBTQ people, and others who are marginalized. Read More

Top Feminist Theologian Criticizes India’s New Transgender Law from Catholic Perspective

An op-ed in "Matters India" by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops' Conferences' Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November. Read More