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COVID-19, Closed Churches, and LGBTQ Catholics

Is there anything that LGBTQ Catholics and allies lose because of the closing of churches and religious programs? Read More

Transgender Advocate Sr. Luisa Derouen Criticizes Bishop Paprocki’s New Gender Policy

Sr. Luisa Derouen, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace and long time spiritual companion to transgender people, has published an essay reacting to Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s controversial, transphobic policy published in January. Read More

Vatican Rips United Nations Report on Gender Equality as “Unacceptable and Offensive”

The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that "particularly unacceptable and offensive" are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to "human rights."  Read More

Thirsty for Living Water

If only the Samaritan woman were like all the other women in the town… if she had had a reputable past… if she subscribed to the social and moral mores of Samaria, and held her tongue, especially in the company of men, she would not have encountered Jesus. Read More

Protestors Challenge Polish Archbishop Who Called LGBTQ Movement a “Plague”

To protest Warsaw Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski’s record of anti-LGBTQ statements, several Polish activists demonstrated in front of a Catholic parish where he was presiding at Mass. Read More

Bishop Warns Priests to Not Minister to Dignity/Detroit

An auxiliary bishop in Michigan has banned priests under his jurisdiction from celebrating Masses for Dignity/Detroit, a decision that comes following a note from Archbishop Allen Vigneron about LGBTQ people. Read More

How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of "synodality." But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included? Read More

LGBTQ Group to Hold Welcoming Dance After Being Banned from St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Pride Center of Staten Island announced it would be having a “Gay St. Patrick’s Dance” this coming Saturday after having been banned from marching in the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day parade. Read More

New “Catholic Women Strike” Initiative Includes LGBTQ Equality in Demands for Church

A new initiative launched by the Women's Ordination Conference and partner groups is calling on Catholics to engage in a month of "coordinated, global, prophetic demonstrations" for women's equality in the church, a call that includes LGBTQ equality, too. Read More

Outreach 2020 Conference to Bring Together LGBTQ Catholics and Allies This June

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has announced registration is now open for an upcoming conference on LGBT pastoral ministry to be held at Fordham University this summer. Read More