How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of "synodality." But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included? Read More

Confessions of a Synod Reporter

I’ve been here in Rome covering the Synod on Youth for about two weeks now. ... Read More

Are Synods Actually Helpful for LGBT Catholics and Their Families?

Following the Vatican’s 2015 Synod on the Family, a handful of dioceses worldwide have convoked... Read More

Some Hope But Not Much Joy for LGBT Catholics in Pope’s ‘Joy of Love’ Document

Statement of Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, New Ways Ministry,            ... Read More

Reader’s Guide Offers Hints to Tomorrow’s Much-Anticipated Apostolic Exhortation

Tomorrow, April 8th, is the day that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love),... Read More

The Million-Dollar Question: What Will Be In the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation?

The countdown begins. In one week from today, the long-awaited document from Pope Francis which... Read More

What Can We Expect from Pope’s Upcoming Document on the Family Synod?

Pope Francis has been called the “pope of surprises” for all the out-of the-ordinary things... Read More

Is the Catholic Church Actually Progressive on LGBT Issues?

Is the Catholic Church actually progressive on LGBT issues, despite news headlines to the contrary?... Read More

Archbishop Cupich: Respect Lesbian and Gay People's Consciences

Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago again defended the primacy of conscience regarding LGB people in an interview, striking too against those who seek to deny Communion to certain Catholics. Read More

In Florence, Pope Francis Makes Dramatic Call for the Church to Change; Theologian Comments on How LGBT Change Can Happen

In one of his most powerful speeches about reforming the Church, Pope Francis told a... Read More