New Ways Ministry Praises German Church’s Unprecedented Vote for LGBTQ+ Blessings

The following is a statement from Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, on today's historic vote in Germany seeking to bless LGBTQ+ couples. Read More

Pope Francis Names LGBTQ-Positive Members to Council of Cardinals

Pope Francis has appointed several new members to his Council of Cardinals who have LGBTQ-positive records, elevating the members to be among the pope's closest advisors. Read More

Germany’s Synodal Way Now Considering Texts on Gender Diversity, LGBTQ+ Blessings

The fifth and final assembly of Germany's Synodal Way begins today, and among the issues to be decided are two documents on LGBTQ+ issues. However, a last minute controversy is brewing with the bishop members which could imperil reform efforts. Read More

Denver Archbishop Blames Transgender Equality for Declining Church Attendance

A Colorado archbishop has suggested transgender people are responsible for declining church attendance just weeks after he suggested the church was unfairly blamed for heightened anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric that contributed to a mass shooting last year. Read More

USCCB Asks Senators to Stop Equal Rights Amendment In Part Due to LGBTQ Concerns

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop has written to U.S. senators asking them to reject a reconsideration of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), in part because it would help protect transgender people's rights. Read More

Boston Archdiocese’s Process for Writing Transgender Policy Detailed in New Article

Like other dioceses around the U.S., the Archdiocese of Boston is crafting gender identity guidelines for its parishes and schools. The National Catholic Reporter obtained some insight into this typically opaque process in a recent interview with a member of the committee appointed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley. Read More

Jesus’ Transfiguration: What a Queer Story!

What relevance does the Transfiguration have for all of us as disciples of Christ, here in the second week of Lent, and for us as LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies, in particular? Read More

Baltimore Archdiocese Cancels Trans Workshop Fearing Protests; And More News

The Archdiocese of Baltimore cancelled a planned transgender workshop after protestors threatened to disrupt it. Today's post includes this story and other Catholic LGBTQ+ news. Read More

Two Catholic Theologians Debate Whether “Gender Theory” Is a Threat or Opportunity

America recently invited two Catholic theologians back to continue a conversation about gender identity, which they began in the same publication late last year. Read More

LGBTQ+ Groups Again Denied Entrance to Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

LGBTQ+ organizations have once again been denied entrance to march in Staten Island’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, following a pattern of exclusion the parade has exhibited for several years. Read More