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Brazilian Priest Suspended from Ministry After Blessing Same-Gender Couple

A priest in Brazil has been suspended from ministry because he blessed a same-gender couple late last year. Read More

Brazil’s Bishops Silent After Violence Targeting Pro-LGBTQ Comedy Group; Other News Updates

Today's post features several news items on Catholic LGBTQ issues, including the silence of Brazil's bishops on recent violence, a U.S. ambassador's use of Pope Francis to criminalize anti-LGBTQ criminalization, and more. Read More

Brazilian Bishops Denounce Netflix Christmas Film Featuring Gay Jesus and Boyfriend

Some Catholics in Brazil, including the nation's bishops, have called for a boycott of the streaming service Netflix after the company premiered a film that implies Jesus is a gay man. Read More

Authorities Investigating Brazilian Priest for LGBTQ-Negative Petition at Mass

Authorities are investigating a Brazilian priest for allegedly making homophobic comments during a Mass celebrated shortly after the nation's Supreme Court criminalized anti-LGBTQ violence and hate speech earlier this year. Read More

Brazilian Archbishop Forces Cancellation of Performance Led by Transgender Artists

A Brazilian archbishop has forced the cancellation of an transgender-related theater production after calling it "a prejudiced and criminal action of disrespect of the Catholic Christian faith." Read More

Brazilian Bishops Troubled by Court’s Criminalization of Homophobia, Transphobia

Brazil's bishops have expressed concern about a high court's ruling that homophobia and transphobia should be criminalized as a crime equivalent to racism. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Catholic Universities in Chile Welcome Transgender Students; Director Cites Pope Francis to Defend LGBT Film; And More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

Brazilian Activists Push Church to Recognize Queer “Saint”

In 1614, a man named  “Tibira,” a member of the Brazilian indigenous Tupi tribe, was executed by a group of French Christian missionaries. His crime? Sodomy. Now one LGBT activist was to make Tibira a "queer saint". . . Read More

Bishop Calls Being Gay a “Gift from God,” Seeks to Save LGBT Lives

Homosexuality is a “gift from God” according to one bishop in Brazil, who said his... Read More

Excommunicated Priest Suing Diocese is Inspired by Pope Francis

Excommunicated this spring for making public comments in support of LGBT people, Robert Francisco Daniel... Read More