Ireland's Top Bishop Meets with Gay Advocates, Withdraws Marriage Boycott Threat

Ireland's leading archbishop met with faith-based LGBT advocates last week, focusing in on his participation at the Synod of Bishops this fall but with Ireland's marriage referendum clearly in mind. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis: Pray for a Synod Miracle

The National Catholic Reporter noted that during his second speech on his visit to Ecuador,... Read More

Global Network of Rainbow Catholics Provides Alternative to Vatican Document

A coalition-in-formation of organizations which promote equality in Catholic LGBT issues has responded to this... Read More

In Germany: Lay Catholics, Theologian, New Archbishop All Speak Out Favorably for Lesbian and Gay Couples

Germany is fast becoming the main focal point for theological discussion on lesbian/gay relationships, as well... Read More

Cardinal Kasper: After Ireland, Same-Sex Unions Now 'Central Issue' for 2015 Synod

Cardinal Walter Kasper says same-gender partnerships are now a "central" issue for the 2015 synod, contrasting other top bishops calling for dialogue or intent on stopping any change. Read More

European Bishops Strategize for Positive LGBT Outcome at October's Synod

Three of Europe's top prelates gathered with colleagues in Rome earlier this week, reflecting on how they could implement more pastoral responses at the upcoming Synod of Bishops. Read More

Nigerian Bishop Compares Gay People to 'Drug Addicts, Robbers, and Terrorists'

The 2014 Extraordinary Synod left many LGBT advocates unimpressed, but by simply naming the realities of family life today it has made many in the church's hierarchy fearful. Bishops are using the interlude until next October's Synod to promote their agendas, yet, in so doing, they ignore the very realities outed last fall that must be addressed and instead do tremendous harm. Read More

New Video Focuses on LGBT Catholics "Owning Our Faith"

A new video about sexuality and spirituality, aimed ultimately at Pope Francis as its audience,... Read More

The Ups and Downs of the Hierarchy's New Discourse on Gay and Lesbian People

An African archbishop’s recent comments on homosexuality is an example of a new type of ecclesial... Read More

U.K. Catholic LGBT Leaders Meet With Cardinal Turkson While on Pilgrimage

As we mentioned before, when New Ways Ministry was on pilgrimage in Italy last month,... Read More