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Archbishop Chaput’s Synod Comment on LGBTQ People Explains Why Catholic Church Is in So Much Trouble

Archbishop Charles Chaput's statement about LGBT Catholics at the synod on youth yesterday is a perfect example of how some church leaders have been so blinded by ideological homophobia and transphobia that they cannot perceive plain human facts accurately.  His comments reflect the dangerous avoidance mentality that is the cause of the clergy sexual abuse scandal and so many of the ills which plague the Catholic Church today. Read More

New Ways Ministry Responds to Interfaith Statement Denying Transgender Experience

A negative statement on gender identity from 20 U.S. religious leaders shows the continued ignorance of gender awareness that exists among people who shape church teaching and policy.  Read More

More Bishops Offer Support for Fr. James Martin

In the ongoing aftermath of right-wing attacks on Fr. James Martin, SJ,  because of his new book on LGBT issues in the church, three more Catholic bishops have made statements in support of the Jesuit. Read More

On New Catholic LGBT Book, Jamie Manson and Archbishop Chaput Find Common Ground

Fr. James Martin, S.J. seeks to build bridges with his new book on Catholic LGBT... Read More

Fired Gay Minister: “Archbishop has done us and all the church a great wrong.”

Barring LGBT Catholics from parish ministries is deeply wrong and personally wounding, wrote one gay... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: U.S. Bishops Were Virtually Silent on Trump

In a scathing essay which excoriates Catholics who supported Donald Trump for U.S. President, Boston... Read More

On My Dismissal from Lectoring at Daylesford Abbey

Today’s post is by William di Canzio, a playwright  who has taught at Smith College,... Read More

Catholics React Swiftly and Strongly to Archbishop’s Restrictive Guidelines

Pastoral guidelines excluding LGBT people from church ministries and encouraging same-gender couples and others to refrain... Read More

Archbishop Chaput’s Pastoral Restrictions Are a Losing Strategy

The following is a statement of Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, released on... Read More

New Guidelines Ban LGBT People from Parish Ministries

In new guidelines, Philadelphia’s archbishop has banned people in same-gender relationships from pastoral or liturgical... Read More