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“The Beatitudes Have Become a Balm for My Queer Soul”

To other queer folx, I hope you hear in the Beatitudes an affirmation of your journey. Read More

New Books from Pope Francis, Benedict XVI Highlight Contrast on Homosexuality

Statements about gay people appear in two new books, one by Pope Francis and one by Benedict XVI, the deceased pope emeritus, predictably falling along the positive and negative approaches expected of each prelate. Read More

Pope Francis Denounces Criminalization Laws, Saying “Being Homosexual Is Not a Crime”

Pope Francis has denounced laws that criminalize LGBTQ+ people, saying "being homosexual is not a crime" and that bishops needed to undergo "a process of conversion" to be more affirming. Read More

New Ways Ministry Rejoices at Pope Francis Condemning Anti-LGBTQ+ Criminalization

New Ways Ministry rejoices because of Pope Francis’ declaration that homosexuality should not be criminalized, a statement which millions of Catholics have long called for from church leaders. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocates Split Over Protest of Memorial Mass for Cardinal George Pell

LGBTQ+ equality supporters are planning to protest a liturgy for Australian Cardinal George Pell, who died earlier this month, but a Catholic LGBTQ+ advocate questions if this is a proper response. Read More

German Diocese Issues Remarkably LGBTQ-Positive Guidelines for Sex Education

A German diocese has released new guidelines on sex education that are remarkably LGBTQ-positive, including an appreciation of diverse sexual identities and an opening blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Hundreds of Catholic Parents Write to French Bishops Asking for LGBTQ+ Dialogue

In France, an organization of Catholic parents with LGBTQ+ children has opened a dialogue with the French bishops conference (CEF), asking for greater acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. Read More

Strangers No Longer: Welcoming LGBTQ+ Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border

As a Sister of Providence who has ministered at the U.S.-Mexico border since 2019, I’ve been privileged to be part of this welcome, helping asylum seekers find refuge in the U.S., including LGBTQ+ people. Read More

Canadian Publisher Cancels Catholic Textbook Series Accused of Anti-LGBTQ+ Content

A Canadian publisher is discontinuing a Catholic textbook series after the books were accused of containing homophobic and transphobic content. Read More

New Books Explore Past, Present, and Future of Catholic LGBTQ+ Ministry

Catholic publishers have released three new books that focus on or include LGBTQ+ issues, highlighting the faithful's demand for more resources on building an inclusive church and equal society. Read More