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Papal Appointments of LGBTQ-Positive Bishops Is Evidence of Shift in Church

Appointments by Pope Francis made this week continue enforcing the idea that winds in the church have shifted and being an LGBTQ-positive church leader is no longer a barrier to leadership. Read More

Highly LGBTQ-Negative Bishops Up for Elections to USCCB Leadership Next Week

With the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) meeting in Baltimore approaching next week, most attention has been on whether the bishops will approve a controversial document on the Eucharist. But there will also be some key committee chair elections occurring, and candidates include some of the most LGBTQ-negative church leaders in the U.S. Read More

Three Synod Reports Highlight How Much LGBT Education Bishops Need

On Tuesday, the synod released the reports from the small group discussions that have been happening. Want to know if LGBT issues were mentioned? Read More

Should LGBT People Be Pastorally Accompanied by Guides or Listeners?

Pastoral ministers should accompany LGBT people. But should they do that by guiding or listening? Why is that an important distinction? Read More

Bishop: Church Should Welcome Lesbian/Gay People, But Also Call Them to Conversion

At yesterday's synod press briefing, Bishop Robert Barron said, ""The church’s first move in regard to everybody," including gay and lesbian people "is to reach out and say just that, 'You’re a beloved child of God.' " But that's not all he said.  Read More