Repudiating Pope Francis, U.S. Bishops Vote to Create Marriage and Family Document

Meeting earlier this week, U.S. bishops voted to develop a document on marriage and family in a delayed response to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. But overall, on this document and in other ways, the meeting was largely a continued rejection of the pope's vision. Read More

Pope Francis Record on LGBT Issues Weakened by Criticism of Transgender Community

A gay Catholic offers his thoughts after the pope's latest remarks on gender identity last month, suggesting the pope's record will remain weaker until he comes around on transgender equality. Read More

On Anti-LGBT Bullying, Catholic Educators Should Follow Church of England’s Lead

The Church of England's new guidelines on anti-bullying in schools encourage students to "play with the many cloaks of identity," an approach that would be well-suited for Catholic schools as well. Read More

As Australian Vote Concludes, Catholics Should ‘Vote Yes’ on Reconciliation and the Common Good

Yesterday was the final day for Australians to submit ballots in the nation's postal survey over marriage equality, a debate in which Catholics have been heavily involved. With the results to be announced in less than two weeks, it is time for Catholics to consider what comes next. Read More

Catholics Help Queer and Trans Youth Start West Virginia Retreat and Farm

How did four queer and trans young adults end up running a retreat house and farm in the middle of Appalachia? The answer to this question can be found in an unusual story of how Catholics who live the church’s social justice tradition are helping to preserve natural resources while standing up for LGBTQ equality.  Read More

On the Feast of All Saints, We Honor Queer Saints

On this Feast Day of All Saints, Roman Catholics celebrate the lives of all saints, both known and unknown within our Tradition. This includes the queer saints! Read More

On Coming Out, Queer Catholic Says “I Think Hope is Huge”

Lizzie Sextro identifies as a faithful Catholic queer woman. She shared about her own coming out story that involved bringing together these multiple identities in what she described as a "difficult process." But she holds onto hope that changing is coming to the church. Read her full story. . . Read More

NEWS NOTES: Transgender Jesus Play Banned, Celebrating Pride in Malta, and More

Pride celebrations last month were particularly joyful in Malta where same-gender marriages had become legalized September 1, 2017. Other news items concern an adoption lawsuit involving Catholic Charities and a banned play about transgender Jesus. Read more... Read More

Is Pope Francis Trying to Revive John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”?

Has Pope Francis revived Pope John Paul II’s controversial “Theology of the Body” approach to sexual ethics, which is quite critical of LGBT identities and non-heteronormative family structures? One author says "Yes." Here's what that means. . . Read More

New Play About Fr. Mychal Judge Explores Intersection of Faith and Sexuality

John Tranchitella is performing around the United States in My Will and My Life, a one-man play... Read More