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Question to Archbishop and Cardinal: ‘What plans do you have for reconciliation with the LGBT community?’

"There have been many missteps in the planning of this event that have alienated LGBT people.  And despite adding two program sessions on LGBT pastoral ministry, many LGBT people still feel alienated and unwelcome. What plans do you have for reconciliation with the LGBT community here in Ireland, and Cardinal Farrell, what plans do you have for reconciliation with LGBT people around the world?" Read More

Irish Seminarians Deny Allegations of Gay Encounter

An Irish seminarian of Rome’s Pontifical Irish College intends to bring a defamation suit against Irish media outlets that claimed he was found in bed with another seminarian. Read More

Gay Priests Have a Place in the Catholic Church, Says Irish Senator

An Irish legislator has affirmed a place for openly gay priests in the Catholic Church,... Read More

Archbishop Withdraws Students Over “Gay Culture” at Irish Seminary

A leading Irish archbishop has withdrawn his diocese’s students from an embattled seminary, citing allegations of... Read More

Has the Marriage Referendum Victory Ended Catholicism in Ireland?

The Irish vote for marriage equality will certainly have great effects on the lives of... Read More

The Personal Dimension of Ireland's Marriage Equality Victory

Continuing our coverage on the Irish referendum on marriage equality, we turn today from the... Read More

Dublin Archbishop Calls for an "Ethics of Equality" in Marriage Debate

Ireland’s upcoming referendum on marriage equality has evoked the expected opposition from the Catholic hierarchy... Read More

Dublin Archbishop: I'm No Expert on Family; Anti-Gay Groups' Language is "Obnoxious"

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin displayed a humility rarely seen by someone of his office, admitting last week he knew little of family life's realities today. He also criticized the language used by anti-marriage equality campaigners in Ireland, saying plural societies must respect gay and lesbian people.  Read More

Archbishops Correct Irish Bishop's Insensitive Remarks About Lesbian & Gay People

The two leading bishops of Ireland have refused to support the recent statements by another... Read More

SYNOD SHORTS: Vatican Censorship? Theory-Practice Gap? Fragmentation? Western Bias?

SYNOD SHORTS is a new, occasional series designed to bring you news about the upcoming... Read More