Australian Catholics Host First LGBTQ National Symposium in 30 Years

For the first time in 30 years, Catholic organizers across Australia convened a national symposium on LGBTQ+ pastoral care to discuss ways that organizers can better serve LGBTQ+ Catholic communities. Read More

Bishop Paprocki Threatens Transgender Church Workers, Catholic School Students in New Policy

A new policy in the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) outlines the repressive approach to gender identity issues mandated by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, including threats against LGBTQ church workers and students in Catholic schools. Read More

At German Synodal Assembly, Non-Binary Catholic Speaks, While Bishops Seek Change on LGBTQ Teachings

A non-binary Catholic was among participants at the German church's first assembly in its "Synodal Way" process. In addition, two bishops present called for change in the church's teachings on homosexuality. Read More

Cardinal Cupich and Andy Warhol on the Essence of Church

Where is Christ in this Andy Warhol print? He’s hard to see under the military camouflage.  That’s what Cardinal Blase Cupich thought, too, when he saw the print at a recent Chicago exhibit of Warhol’s works.  Read More

Church Worker Survey Finds Split Over Marriage Equality, Communion for LGBTQ Catholics

A survey conducted by NBC News queried over 30,000 employees in the Catholic Church, covering a range of subjects including women’s leadership in the church, marriage equality, and the sexual abuse crisis. Read More

New Book on Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Details Strong Record of LGBTQ Advocacy

Today's post is a review of a new biography of longtime LGBTQ advocate Bishop Thomas Gumbleton on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Read More

Reclaiming the Real Definition of Religious Freedom

"As LGBTQ people and as Catholics, we need to reject the misleading opposition of religious freedom and civil rights, reclaiming religious freedom on both Catholic and constitutional terms." Read More

Official Denies that Vatican Commission Opened Door to LGBTQ Relationships

The Pontifical Biblical Commission released a new work on anthropology that recognizes advances in modern scriptural scholarship. But reports that this work opened the door to same-gender sexual acts are incorrect, warned one Vatican official. Read More

Student’s Attempted Extortion of LGBTQ Teacher a Call to Action for Catholic Schools

A recent Twitter thread emphasized the harm done to LGBTQ church workers when toxic atmospheres regarding gender and sexuality exist at Catholic institutions. Read More

Commonweal Editor Calls Church Teaching on LGBTQ Sexuality Harmful and Distracting

The U.S. Catholic hierarchy’s insistence on opposing same-gender marriage distracts its leaders and laity from speaking out against other moral shortcomings, says a Commonweal editor in a recent column. Read More