Amoris Laetitia: A Beta Test for Synodality

I see four lessons from AL that can prepare LGBTQ Catholics for the coming worldwide synodal process. Read More

As Australia’s Plenary Council Meets, the Role of LGBTQ People Is in Question

While Germany's Synodal Way has garnered many headlines, another experiment in synodality is underway in Australia that could have major implications. The question for many LGBTQ Catholics is whether their participation will be welcome and what change might come about as a result of this process. Read More

As Synodal Process Begins, Will LGBTQ People Be Included In The Church’s Listening?

In his homily opening the the synodal process today, Pope Francis asked: "Are we good at listening?" Read More

In Germany, Synodal Way Approves Text that Seeks Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

German Catholics took their next steps in the Synodal Way with the second assembly last weekend that included approval of a text which speaks positively about LGBTQ people and calls for the church to bless their relationships. Read More

Queerness Is Integral to Catholic Discussions of Family and Amoris Laetitia

Queerness needs to be urgently centered and made visible as we listen and learn from the body of Christ. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan Criticizes Two U.S. Bishops for Taking Anti-Transgender Actions

Responding to two bishops' transphobic statements, a popular Franciscan theologian has called for the church to listen to transgender persons rather than using abstractions to dehumanize the trans community. Read More

New Ways Ministry Webinar To Explore LGBTQ Catholics’ Participation in Synodal Process

In October, the Catholic Church will begin a two-year process that could be the most revolutionary ecclesial event since Vatican II. It is essential that LGBTQ Catholics and allies be involved. Read More

Bishop Calls for “Special Vigilance” to Stop Transgender People Entering Seminary

A committee chair at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has claimed that transgender men have been admitted to seminaries, and is seeking new policies to ensure this cannot happen, including the prospect of intrusive medical examinations. Read More

Open Letter Protests Archdiocese’s Reprimand of Priest Who Blessed LGBTQ Couple

Pastoral workers in Germany released an open letter to protest one archdiocese's reprimanding of a priest who allegedly blessed a same-gender couple earlier this year. Read More