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Candidates for USCCB Presidency Include Mostly LGBTQ-Negative U.S. Bishops

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops begins its fall meeting today, at which a new conference president and vice-president will be elected. The candidates include some of the most conservative bishops in the U.S. Today's post includes brief description of the candidates' records on LGBTQ+ issues where possible. Read More

Archbishop Cordileone Asks Senators to Vote Against Enshrining Marriage Equality into Law

A U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committee chair has written to legislators asking them to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act should it come before them. Read More

Exuberant Praise for Pope Francis from One Bishop, But from Others, Not So Much

Bishops worldwide, as well as a top official with the Archdiocese of New York, have publicly criticized Pope Francis for his support of civil unions that recognize same-gender couples, though a few exceptions exist. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: The Pope’s New Message on Lesbian and Gay Couples

A new and important message from Pope Francis on lesbian and gay couples.  Read More

Conservative Resistance to Pope Francis Gels Around LGBT Issues

A conservative resistance has been growing in the church since Pope Francis was elected in 2013, with many of the harshest criticisms reserved for the ways he has slowly begun to change the church’s conversation around LGBTQ+ acceptance.  Read More

Homophobia Flares at U.S. Bishops’ Meeting, Targeting Gay Priests and Fr. James Martin

Statements from church officials and protestors alike targeted gay priests and Fr. James Martin, SJ, during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' assembly in Baltimore this week. These statements are but some of several signs that the U.S. episcopate still strongly resists Pope Francis' efforts at church reform. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Irish Prime Minister Predicts Marriage Equality in the North; Other Updates

Here are some items about Catholic LGBT news that may interest you: 1. Leo Varadkar,... Read More

Prayer Vigil Will Remember Orlando Victims & Call on Bishops to Speak Out

LGBT Catholics and their supporters will gather in vigil at the U.S. Bishops Conference November... Read More

On Orlando: Why Can’t Catholic Bishops Say ‘Gay’ ?

This past week, I have been in London, England, for New Ways Ministry connections, and... Read More

Thank the Sisters and Archbishop for Protecting the Job of Transgender Teacher

San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has issued a statement which indicates that he will not... Read More