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Cardinal Cupich: On Sexual Abuse, Clerical Culture, Not Gay Priests, at Fault

A top U.S. cardinal has expressed skepticism that gay priests are the cause of clerical sexual abuse, saying instead the problem is clericalism in the Church. Read More

Prominent Anti-Gay Priest Removed from Ministry for Sexually Abusing Patients

A top priest known for practicing gay-negative psychotherapy and as well as being a trusted consultant on homosexuality for the Vatican has been removed from priestly ministry over allegations that he abused patients while attempting to "heal" them of being gay. Read More

THIS MONTH IN CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Remembering Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, Advocate for Gay Equality and Prophet of Vatican II

Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, a prophet of Vatican II and noted advocate for lesbian and gay Catholics, died earlier this week at age 96. July's "This Month in Catholic LGBT History" pauses to remember his witness and celebrate his legacy. Read More

Was Gum Chewing or Gender Identity the Reason for Denying Communion?

A transgender Catholic was denied Communion earlier this month, but the diocese has claimed it was not the communicant's gender identity at issue but their gum chewing during Mass. Read More

Pro-LGBT Irish Catholics Claim Discrimination by World Meeting of Families

We Are Church Ireland has claimed organizers of the upcoming World Meeting of Families are discriminating against the group because of its reform-minded views, including on LGBT equality. Read More

New Zealand Bishops Acknowledge Church’s “Shortcomings” on LGBT Inclusion

New Zealand's bishops have acknowledged the Church's "shortcomings" in providing relevant pastoral care, especially when it comes to LGBT inclusion. Read More

Catholics Object to Pope Francis’ Claim LGBT Families Are Not Real Families

LGBT Catholic groups have reacted strongly against Pope Francis' recent claim that only heterosexual couples and their children constitute a real family, further complicating the pope's record on LGBT issues. Read More

Bishop Withdraws from Maine Council of Churches Over LGBT Equality

A Catholic diocese will withdraw from a state ecumenical coalition at the end of this month, in part because of LGBT issues and a disagreement about how to respond to the 2016 massacre at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. Read More

Rhode Island Bishop Condemns Pride Celebrations as “Morally Offensive”

As June begins, a bishop in Rhode Island has warned Catholics against participating in Pride celebrations because it "promotes a lifestyle and agenda that, in the extreme, is morally offensive." Read More

After Meeting With Pope Francis, Gay Man Says “I Saw a Compassionate Man”

The gay man to whom Pope Francis said "God made you like this and [God] loves you" has shared more about his conversation with the pope and his own faith life in a recent interview. Read More