Lay Consultation Challenges Are A Result of Bishops’ Reluctance

In the wake of Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, which has been well... Read More

How Will Pope’s New Document Affect LGBT Issues?

Pope Francis has issued an Apostolic Exhortation entitled “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”).... Read More

Was It Intellectually Possible for Pope Benedict to Support Marriage Equality?

The recent marriage equality debate in Illinois produced a lot of important arguments, especially from... Read More

Catholic Organization Offers Survey When U.S. Bishops Won’t Do So

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has set up an online surveyto elicit the... Read More

UPDATE: USCCB Will Follow ‘Usual Process’ for Synod Consultation

Earlier today, we posted that it looked like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)... Read More

Vatican Asks Bishops to Consult Laity on Same-Sex Marriage, Contraception, Divorce

In an astonishing piece of news, the Vatican is asking bishops around the world to... Read More

Diocesan Newspaper Shows Signs of Hope in Transgender Coverage

The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Catholic Review newspaper prints articles largely re-stating the hierarchy’s positions. However, a recent... Read More

The Mostly Ambivalent Responses by U.S. Bishops to Pope Francis

For more than two weeks, my email inbox has been swamped with messages from folks... Read More

The Road to LGBT Change in the Catholic Church Won’t Be a Straight One

Pope Francis’ remarks about lesbian and gay people are bound to bring about change in... Read More

Is Pope Francis the New Beyonce?

The pope compared to Beyonce′? Yep, that’s right.  Jezebel.com, a website and blog for women,... Read More