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Lessons from Fr. Richard Rohr on Sexual and Gender Diversity

Franciscan Father Richard Rohr’s recent online reflections about gender and sexuality provide a powerful way to re-frame our approach to these topics as Catholics and Christians. Read More

Vatican Official Criticizes ‘Ultraconservatives’ for Linking Gay Priests to Sexual Abuse

Two church officials have rejected the myth that there is a link between homosexuality and child abuse and criticized right wing groups that advance such falsehoods. Read More

German Bishops Affirm Homosexuality as “Normal,” Acknowledge Queer Relationships as “Hot Topic”

After sponsoring a consultation on human sexuality, Germany's bishops issued a statement in which they said church teaching against same-gender sexual activity was a "hot topic" and affirmed homosexuality as a "normal" part of human development. Read More

In New Index, Several Catholic Countries Are Among Safest for LGBTQ Tourists

Included in a newly formed list of the safest places for LGBTQ people to visit are a number of predominantly Catholic countries, showing Catholics are more supportive of LGBTQ equality than they are resistant to it. Read More

For Third Time, Austrian Cardinal Welcomes AIDS Charity to Hold Fundraiser at Cathedral

Vienna's cardinal again welcomed an AIDS charity to the city's cathedral for an arts fundraiser, one of his many LGBTQ-positive acts in recent years. Read More

New Film Addresses Old Cultural Scar of “Ex-Gay” Therapy in Ireland

Ireland’s public television network has aired a new film about conversion therapy and the damage it causes people who undergo it. The film reveals the long shadow a history of LGBTQ persecution in a largely Catholic country casts despite legal advances for LGBTQ equality in recent years. Read More

Happy Are All Who Wait for God!

As an LGBT Catholic, I sometimes feel like I’m waiting for God and then something else. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Bishop McElroy Issues Condemnation of Judgmentalism in Church

In a recent address, San Diego's Bishop Robert McElroy sharply condemned judgementalism, particularly in the church, and warned of the damage such an attitude inflicts, particularly on the retention of young Catholics. But he stopped short of naming what is at the core of judgmentalism in the U.S. church today: LGBTQ-negative teachings and practices. Read More

Community Supports Lesbian Judge Denied Communion with Inclusive Liturgy, Letter to Bishop

Community members are making their support known for a lesbian Catholic denied Communion over her same-gender marriage, including with an inclusive liturgy and one parishioner's letter to the local bishop. Read More

Utah Diocese Backs Proposed State Ban on Conversion Therapy Targeting Minors

Not long after Pope Francis met with a lesbian woman who advocates against conversion therapy, U.S. diocese have offered conflicting responses to proposed bans on such debunked psychological practices. Read More