On Eve of Dublin Pride, McAleese Calls Church Teaching on Gay People ‘Evil’

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‘We Are Family’: Mary McAleese, Gay Son, and His Husband Will March in Dublin Pride Parade

As preparations continue for August’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin, former Irish President and practicing Catholic Mary McAleese remains committed to showing her support for LGBTQ communities by marching in June 30th’s Pride parade in Ireland's capital. She will be in attendance with her  son, Justin McAleese, and his husband. Read More

Irish Catholics Launch Global Petition Seeking to Remove “Intrinsically Disordered” Language

An Irish reform group has launched a global petition asking top Church leaders in that country to help change the way Catholic teaching refers to LGBTQI people. Read More

Vatican Invites Fr. James Martin to Present on LGBT Issues at World Meeting of Families 2018

The upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) has invited Fr. James Martin, SJ, to present on welcoming LGBT people in parishes. Read More

Ireland’s World Meeting of Families Continues to Spark LGBTQ Debate

The Vatican’s World Meeting of Families which will be held in Dublin, Ireland, in August continues to make headlines in regards to LGBTQ issues especially with Pope Francis scheduled to visit for the end of the event. Read More

Prominent Irish Gay Catholic Calls for “Full Sacramental Marriage” for LGBT Couples Ahead of WMF

Church reformers in Ireland recently met in advance of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) to discuss marriage and family issues. At the meeting, a prominent gay Catholic called for full sacramental marriage equality. Read More

Ireland’s Top Archbishop Says Church “Struggles to Find a Language” to Relate to LGBT People

Speaking about the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Ireland's top bishop has said the institutional Church struggles to relate to LGBT people and other people who do not conform to the magisterium's ideal image of family. Read More

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival Provides An Example of Family Inclusiveness to Church Leaders

In the continuing controversy about whether LGBTQ families will be welcome at the Vatican's World Meeting of Families, to be held in August in Dublin, a new challenge has been offered by Ireland's community of sexual and gender minorities. Read More

Priests and Laity Disappointed that LGBT Families Are Absent from World Meeting of Families Preparations

With Pope Francis confirming his visit to the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Irish priests and politicians have expressed hope that LGBT and other "non-traditional" families will be included. Read More

Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More