Sharing Your LGBTQ Spiritual Practices as a Gift to the People of God

In this time of social distancing, we are discovering (or rediscovering) alternative modes of living faith and of being church through which God's abiding presence and unyielding love is being made known to us. Needed in this (re)discovery are the unique gifts, perspectives, and traditions that LGBTQ people and allies bring to the church and to spiritual practice. Read More

Bishop Open to Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected Head of German Conference

Today's post features three LGBTQ-related developments in the German church, including the election to the bishops conference there of a pro-LGBTQ president. Read More

Gay Singer VINCINT Shares How Affirming Sr. Nancy Made a Difference in Middle School

Rising pop music star VINCINT reveals how a nun in his Catholic school encouraged him to keep going during difficult times as a gay youth. Read More

Conservative Group Demands Catholic School Teacher Be Fired Over “Fabulous” Book

A Catholic elementary school teacher in Toronto has been criticized by an anti-abortion group because he chose a book that affirms children who are different from others for his fifth and sixth grade students. Read More

Georgetown U. Students Seek Changes at Conference Named for LGBTQ-Negative Cardinal

The editorial board of Georgetown University’s student newspaper is calling for the Jesuit school to reform its annual pro-life conference to distance the meeting from a deceased anti-LGBTQ prelate, as well as from anti-LGBTQ organizations and speakers. Read More

NEWS NOTES: San Marino Bans Discrimination; Episcopal Priests Mourn Catholic Lesbian’s Death; And More

Today's post features news items on the country of San Marino banning anti-LGB discrimination, Episcopal Church's solidarity with a Catholic lesbian who died, and more. Read More

Diocesan Magazine Features Stories of a Married Gay Church Worker and a Sex Therapist

A diocesan magazine in Germany recently featured three perspectives on LGBTQ issues in the church, one from a gay pastoral worker, one from theologian, and one from a sex therapist. Read More

Northern Ireland’s Bishops Seek Government Ban on Priests Celebrating LGBTQ Weddings

Bishops in Northern Ireland have endorsed civil law proposals that would impose a government ban on priests performing same-gender marriages while implementing wide religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people. Read More

Bishop Warns Priests to Not Minister to Dignity/Detroit

An auxiliary bishop in Michigan has banned priests under his jurisdiction from celebrating Masses for Dignity/Detroit, a decision that comes following a note from Archbishop Allen Vigneron about LGBTQ people. Read More

How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of "synodality." But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included? Read More