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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

USCCB Set to Elect New Chair of LGBTQ-Negative Religious Liberty Committee

The United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for the new chair of the influential Committee for Religious Liberty at their virtual general assembly in November. In addition, the bishops will vote on chairs for seven other committees in the Conference. Read More

Former Vatican Official: Homophobia Is a “Hoax” that “Serves to Threaten People”

Just a day after news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man "God made you like this," news then broke that a former top Vatican official said homophobia is a "hoax" and compared the movement for LGBT equality to Nazism. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Baptisms, Hermits, Movie, and Protests

Here are some items that you might find of interest: 1)  At an ordination in Rome,... Read More

St. Patrick's Day Parade's LGBT Decision Irks Church Traditionalists

Fallout from the decision to allow an openly LGBT group to march in New York’s... Read More

The Mostly Ambivalent Responses by U.S. Bishops to Pope Francis

For more than two weeks, my email inbox has been swamped with messages from folks... Read More

U.S. Bishops on Pope Francis’ Gay-Positive Comments–Part 2

Yesterday, we posted comments from bishops and dioceses that tended to downplay Pope Francis’ gay-positive... Read More

U.S. Bishops on Pope Francis’ Gay-Positive Comments–Part 1

Many people have commented on Pope Francis’ gay-positive statements on his flight home from World... Read More

In Wave of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes, Cardinal Dolan Essentially Silent

More than two dozen anti-LGBT hate crimes have plagued New York City this spring, including... Read More