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The Grace of God is Scandalous to the Catholic Church

Why are people scandalized by the fact that LGBTQ+ people receive the grace of God? Read More

Mexican LGBTQ Catholics Praise Archbishop, Church Leaders for Commitment to Inclusion

Praise has been heaped on three church leaders by Mexico’s Catholic LGBTQ equality organization for the leaders' efforts to minister to the country’s LGBTQ population. The group was pleasantly surprised by the clergy’s commitment to embracing LGBTQ Catholics, as well as tackling the various obstacles that impede LGBTQ inclusion in the church and society. Read More

Pope Francis to Parents of LGBT Children: ‘The Church Loves Your Children as They Are’

Pope Francis has received a group of Italian parents with LGBT children, who presented the pope with the Italian edition of a new book filled with the stories of such Catholic families. An English edition of the book is due to be released by New Ways Ministry in early October. Read More

Working Document from Germany’s Synodal Way Speaks Positively of Same-Gender Relationships

Participants in Germany's Synodal Way included a working document on sexuality and relationships during regional meetings this month that, if approved later, could move the church forward significantly on LGBTQ inclusion and questions of sexuality more generally. Read More

Pastor Apologizes After Priest Compares Black Lives Matter’s LGBTQ Support to Terrorism

The pastor of a Michigan parish has apologized after a priest assigned to that parish compared Black Lives Matter to terrorists over the group's support for LGBTQ equality.  Read More

Gay Catholic Teacher Introduces LGBTQ Examination of Collective Conscience

When a gay Catholic school teacher explored the Sacrament of Reconciliation through the lens of his childhood, his spiritual reflection became a vehicle for reframing how heterosexual and cisgender privilege operates in hindrance of creating a more inclusive space for LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

Polish Bishop Claims LGBTQ Movement Is “Most Serious Threat to Humanity,” But Scholars Are Pushing Back

A Polish bishop claimed in a homily that the LGBTQ movement is "the most serious threat to humanity," escalating tensions in that country between advocates for equality and the nation's episcopate, who have continued to receive criticism. Read More

Harm, Needs, and Responsibility: Why Restorative Justice is Good News for LGBTQ Catholics

Today’s liturgical readings prompted me to think about restorative justice, and the implications it could have for LGBTQ people and the Catholic Church. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates in Malta Push Back Against Religious Opposition to New Equality Bill

The Equality Bill being currently being debated in Malta, a majority Catholic nation, has been facing pushback from religious groups the past few months. These groups seek a “conscientious objection” clause added to the bill that would allow faith-based schools and other institutions to be exempt from the proposed law’s LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. In an opinion piece for Malta Today, Cynthia Chircop and Joe Grima of the Malta LGBTQ Rights Movement argue that a conscientious objection clause is nothing more than a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people, as well as people who are planning on getting divorced. Read More

The Unique Spirituality of Father Mychal Judge

Is Mychal Judge a gay saint? Yes, without a doubt. But not simply because he was a gay man who was also holy. Read More