On Bishops’ Decrees Against Gay Catholics’ Funerals, the Real Scandal Is Discrimination

Two U.S. bishops' decrees that would deny funerals to Catholics in same-gender marriages were worried such celebrations would cause public scandal. But theologians Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler argued in the National Catholic Reporter that the real scandal is the decrees themselves. Read More

Cardinal Reverses Predecessor’s Decision, Resumes Ties with Quest in UK

A cardinal in England has reversed a predecessor's decision and recommended that his priests make use of the LGBT Catholic group Quest as a resource in their ministry. Read More

Church Faces “Galileo Moment” on Homosexuality Says Bishop

A New Zealand bishop has said the Church faces a "Galileo moment" on homosexuality, one being led by young people. Other prelates in the country have opined on LGBT issues as well while speaking at workshops with young people, practicing the dialogical Church called for by Vatican II and sought by Pope Francis. Read More

Italian Priest Holds Joint Funeral for Gay Couple Killed in Tragic Accident

A joint funeral has been celebrated for a gay Italian couple after their tragic death, saying the the focus should be on the grief experienced by their love ones. Read More

Father of Gay Son Explains the Meaning of “LGBTQ”

"I want to share a few of my hopes. I hope that in our family we are planting the seeds for our future generations, where any person of any of the LGBTQ letters will feel loved and welcomed and safe." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More

The Untold Story of Nuns’ Support of LGBT People

A story about LGBT ministry in the Catholic Church that needs to be told, re-told, and re-told again:  Catholic nuns have been LGBT people's strongest supporters among institutional church people.   Read More

Fr. Gregory Greiten Shares His Coming Out Story & the Gifts of Gay Priests

Today, we share the story of Fr. Gregory Greiten who recently came out as gay, and who gave a homily focusing on the gifts of gay priests in the context of Advent: integrity, honesty, and authenticity. Read More

“Graciously in the Presence of Our Neighbor”: Reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

How different would our church be if we read our sacred scriptures graciously and in the presence of those whom Scripture calls us to be neighbor to—the poor, the hungry, the sick, the imprisoned, and, dare I say, the Muslim or Jewish person? Read More

As Christmas Approaches, Priest Fires Three Gay Musicians, Dismisses Liturgical Minister

With Christmas approaching, news has broken that three parish musicians were fired from their positions at two Minnesota parishes because they are in same-gender marriages. Protests against the decision led to the further dismissal of a parish leader from liturgical ministries. Read More