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Catholic Chaplains “Outing” LGBTQ Service Members Leads to Defense Minister Apology

The United Kingdom's Defense Minister has apologized to LGBTQ military service members outed by Catholic military chaplains who reportedly broke the seal of confession and betrayed the confidentiality of pastoral encounters. Read More

Bishop Disinvites Gay Men’s Choir from Parish Christmas Concert

A gay singing group was disinvited, by direction from the bishop, from a Nativity event at a Massachusetts Catholic parish during this past holiday season. Read More

Spanish Catholic Magazine Profiles Two Gay Catholics on Their Experiences in Church

The Spanish-Catholic magazine Vida Nueva has profiled two gay men who encountered very different experiences within the Catholic Church. Read More

U.S. Archbishop Says Pope Francis Named Transgender Rights as ‘Significant Issue’

A U.S. archbishop has claimed that during ad limina meetings, Pope Francis named the movement for transgender rights as a 'significant issue' of today alongside abortion. Read More

Cardinal: God’s First Question Is Not About Sexual Orientation, But About Care for the Poor

A cardinal has defended his participation in an AIDS fundraiser by suggesting the first question God asks is not about a person's sexual orientation, but about how they treat other people. Read More

‘This Is My Beloved’: A Deacon Preaches on the Meaning of Unconditional Love

"This is my beloved Son." My beloved. What a joy to hear those words! What child does not want to hear those words, need to know that they are loved? Read More

Spanish Archbishop Says Gospel “Never Condemns” LGBTQ Families

A Spanish archbishop has stated that the Gospel "never condemns" families with same-gender couples as members. Read More

Bishop Scharfenberger: “I Know Priests Who Are Gay and They’re Great.”

A bishop in the U.S. has positively affirmed gay men in the priesthood, saying, "I know priests who are gay and they’re great." He also acknowledged his desire to welcome LGBTQ people, saying, "It is never wrong to love another person. Never." Read More

Student’s Attempted Extortion of LGBTQ Teacher a Call to Action for Catholic Schools

A recent Twitter thread emphasized the harm done to LGBTQ church workers when toxic atmospheres regarding gender and sexuality exist at Catholic institutions. Read More

Commonweal Editor Calls Church Teaching on LGBTQ Sexuality Harmful and Distracting

The U.S. Catholic hierarchy’s insistence on opposing same-gender marriage distracts its leaders and laity from speaking out against other moral shortcomings, says a Commonweal editor in a recent column. Read More