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Are Voices of Young U.S. Catholics Being Represented at Synod on Youth?

With the Synod on Youth set to begin today, will the views of young Catholics in the United States on LGBT issues be fairly represented by the nation's bishop-delegates and other participants? Read More

New Book on Catholic Women Includes LGBT Issues Discussions

A new book about Catholic women that includes chapters on LGBT issues was launched in Rome this week in anticipation of the Synod on Youth. Read More

Latest Church Firing Highlights How Out of Proportion LGBT Issues Have Become in Our Church

The latest story of  church worker being fired over LGBT issues is a case study in micro-management that should not be part of the way religious institutions are administered. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Catholics Meet on Gay Role in Clergy

It seems like you can't open a Catholic periodical or look at a Catholic news website today without the subject of gay priests being discussed somewhere.  But almost 30 years ago, the topic of gay clergy, as well as lesbian sisters and gay religious brothers, was so unique that a day-long conference about these categories of people was the subject of articles in both The New York Times  and The Washington Post. Read More

In France: Should Lesbian Women Have Equal Access to Fertility Treatments?

In France, a controversy has arisen as the nation's Catholic bishops have opposed legislation which would allow lesbian and single women to receive treatments to promote their fertility. Read More

Theology or Ideology? Parsing Vatican Thinking on Sex and Sexuality

Pope Francis’s theology of sex and gender complementarity has hardened into an ideology that uses a single strand strand of reflection about God to powerfully determine Catholic sacrament, canon law, and ethics.   Read More

Archbishop Stands By Fr. James Martin and LGBT-Friendly Pastor Against Conservative Protestors

Georgia's top bishop has reaffirmed his support for Fr. James Martin, SJ, and a local pastor at an LGBT-friendly parish after protestors spread misinformation about Martin's talk and sought to have the pastor removed. Read More

Poll Reveals Ireland’s Catholics Want Church to Recognize Lesbian/Gay Marriages

A recent poll of Ireland’s citizens has revealed the desire for greater acceptance of same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church. Read More

Archbishop: Decriminalizing Homosexuality Would Cause “Dreadful Consequences”

Singapore's archbishop has released a pastoral letter strongly opposing the repeal of a law in that nation which criminalizes homosexuality, claiming at one point that such an action would have "long-term and irreversible" consequences which are "dreadful." Read More

Cardinal Cupich Removes Flag-Burning Priest from Parish

The good news on Sunday was that Chicago's Cardinal Blase Cupich has removed from ministry the pastor who ceremonially burned a rainbow flag as an attempt to "purify" his parish which had once welcomed lesbian and gay people. Read More