“It Can’t Be Bad to Be Gay Because God Created It,” Says Archbishop’s Representative

Catholics in Malta have sharply rejected claims by fellow Christians who support of "ex-gay" therapies, including one Church representative saying "it can't be bad to be gay because God created it" and a group of LGBT Catholics and their parents publishing a supportive open letter. Read More

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

Pope Francis Meets with LGBT Pilgrims as Sixth Anniversary of His Election Approaches

In an historic moment for the Catholic Church, members of a pilgrimage for LGBT+ Catholics and their families met with Pope Francis last week and participated in an Ash Wednesday service he led. 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

New Book Documents LGBTQ Discrimination in Canadian Catholic Schools

Despite Canada’s advances toward LGBTQ equality, a scholar’s new book on Catholic schools revealed how involved the Church is in discrimination. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates’ Reviews Split Over New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican released last week has generated a number of reviews and commentaries. Today's post highlights several with links provided for further reading. Read More

The Last Word on Gay Priests and Clergy Sexual Abuse?

'Heterosexuality or homosexuality is not the cause of pedophilia.' Read More

Natural Allies: Survivors of Clergy Abuse and LGBTQ Catholics

During my time here in Rome focused on clergy sexual abuse, it has dawned on me how very similar in spiritual and emotional impact the experiences of sex abuse victims and LGBTQ Catholics are. 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