German Bishops Announce “Synodal Path” to Address Sexual Morality, Other Disputed Topics

In response to the sexual abuse crisis, Germany's bishops have announced the beginning of  a "binding synodal path" to examine questions regarding sexual morality, clericalism, and priestly celibacy. Read More

‘Transforming’ Illustrates the Richness of Trans-Inclusive Faith Communities

Austen Hartke's book, "Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians" examines gender through a Christian lens and is a timely work in an historical moment where transgender rights are under attack. Read More

Theological Forum Publishes Review Series on New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

The latest additions to the discourse surrounding Frédéric Martel's controversial new book, In the Closet of the Vatican, have been published by an online humanities forum featuring a Catholic theologians and pastoral ministers. Read More

Cupich: Data Clear that Homosexuality Not a Cause of Clergy Sexual Abuse

A lead organizer for the Vatican's summit on clergy sexual abuse this week has said homosexuality is neither a cause of abuse nor a central problem in the priesthood. Read More

Ahead of Vatican Summit, The New York Times Publishes Major Article on Gay Priests

The New York Times published a major feature on gay priests earlier this week, the latest in a series of media stories on the topic about which there is renewed interest due to the scapegoating of these men for the clergy sex abuse scandal. Read More

Andrew Sullivan: Church’s Treatment of Gay Priests a “Giant, Unsustainable Paradox”

A prominent gay Catholic writer has added their commentary to the debate over gay priests, suggesting the issue is a "giant, unsustainable paradox" that has become a crisis in the Catholic Church. Read More

Letter from German Catholics Calls for “New Start on Sexual Morality”

Leading Catholics in Germany have released an open letter calling for a "new start with sexual morality" that includes a re-evaluation of homosexuality. Read More

Excerpt from “Inside the Closet of the Vatican” Released Ahead of Book Launch

Ahead of its publication, the National Catholic Reporter released an excerpt from the book "Inside the Closet of the Vatican" by Frédéric Martel. Read More

New Book on Homosexuality at the Vatican Concerns Advocates for Gay Priests

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican is being released this week, one which includes the claim, among several controversial assertions, that 80 percent of priests at the Vatican are gay. Read More

Gay Pastoral Ministers in the Netherlands Publish Open Letter to Pope Francis

Gay pastoral ministers in the Netherlands have published an open letter to Pope Francis protesting the Vatican's ban on gay priests and claiming the Gospel's credibility is imperiled by the Church's attitude on homosexuality. Read More