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Catholic LGBTQ+ Advocates Respond Positively to Vatican’s New Synod Document

Catholic LGBTQ+ advocates have responded positively to the Vatican's latest document on the Synod released last week, praising church officials for reflecting a real style of listening and humility in it. Read More

Church’s Homosexuality Teaching Needs “Clear Adjustment,” Writes German Lay Leader

The head of Germany's largest lay association has written that the church needs a "clear adjustment" in its teachings on homosexuality, coming the same week the Vatican issued further criticism of that nation's Synodal Way process. Read More

Top German Bishop “Firmly Convinced” Church Teachings on Homosexuality Will Change

A top German bishop has said he is "firmly convinced" that church teachings on homosexuality and same-gender blessings will change, while expressing disappointment in some of Pope Francis' reform efforts. Read More

German Bishop Defends Synodal Way

A top bishop in Germany is defending that country's Synodal Way after dozens of bishops published an open letter critical of the process, which has been quite LGBTQ-positive in draft documents. Read More

LGBTQ Church Workers in Germany Explain Why They Participate in #OutInChurch

LGBTQ church workers in Germany continue to explain their participation in #OutInChurch, an initiative in which 125 such workers publicly came out in a call for non-discrimination. Today's post features two such workers, as well as other news updates from the German church. Read More

In Germany, Synodal Way Approves Text that Seeks Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

German Catholics took their next steps in the Synodal Way with the second assembly last weekend that included approval of a text which speaks positively about LGBTQ people and calls for the church to bless their relationships. Read More

Blessing Same-Gender Couples Is Matter of Conscience for Priests, Says German Bishop

Ahead of planned blessings for same-gender couples on May 10th, a German bishop has said priests and pastoral ministers must follow their consciences on whether to participate. Another bishop in Germany, however, has expressed his concerns about the upcoming blessings action. Read More

Bishop Pledges Not to Sanction Priests Who Bless Same-Gender Couples in May Event

A German bishop has pledged not to sanction any priest who blesses a same-gender couple in May as part of a church reform event being organized, while another bishop in that country reiterated his support for new ways of thinking about sexuality. Read More

Top German Bishop “Not Happy” with Vatican Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Couples

A top German bishop has expressed his disappointed with the Vatican's recent statement banning the blessing of same-gender unions, suggesting the question is not settled. Read More

Network of Catholic Reform Groups Condemns Insurrection at U.S. Capitol; And More News

Today's post includes news items about a Catholic reform network's condemnation of insurrectionist violence in the U.S., a German bishop's reiterated support for church blessings of same-gender couples, and more. Read More