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Convert Shares Why LGBT Pride Celebrations Are the Reason She Became Catholic

Though they often do not make headlines, parish LGBT ministries are one of the most important ways that Catholics are living into the inclusive and just church which they seek. One writer recently shared how such a parish ministry helped her become Catholic, and there is similar work being undertaken across the U.S. Read More

Gay Church Worker Is Victim of Repeated Hate Crimes Due to Right-Wing Catholic Campaign

A gay church worker has been the target of yet another hate crime spurred on by rightwing Catholic groups, which left him questioning whether to remain in ministry and should be a moment for church leaders to reject anti-LGBT hate unequivocally. Read More

Fr. James Martin to Youth Synod: Use “LGBT” Language, Affirm Lesbian/Gay Couples as Family

Reports from the Synod on Youth indicate that LGBT issues are being raised in at least two ways: whether to use the term "LGBT" in a church document and whether to refer to same-gender couples and their children as "families." Read More

Reports from Synod Working Groups Reveal an Awareness of Sexuality, But Lack LGBT-Specific Discussions

Detailed reports from the language-based working groups at the Synod on Youth were released yesterday. Most of the 14 groups at least touched on questions of sexuality, but none really engaged LGBT issues specifically. Read More

Group Investigating Cardinals Says Rumors of Homosexuality Will Be “Noted Very Carefully”

A rightwing Catholic group has announced its intention to investigate Catholic cardinals ahead of the next papal conclave, saying it will be "noted very carefully" in reports if a cardinal is considered to be gay. Read More

Young People at Pre-Synod Meeting Call for Church to Openly Address Sexuality

Youth from around the world have issued a call for the Catholic Church to openly and honestly address matters of sexuality, and to do so from a Church that is a welcoming place for all people. Read More

Are U.S. Youth’s LGBT-Positive Views Being Represented at Pre-Synod Meeting This Week?

This week in Rome, some 300 youth and young adults are meeting in advance of October's Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Included among the attendees are three people from the U.S., but given their backgrounds, will the overwhelmingly LGBT-positive views of U.S. Catholic young people be fairly represented? Read More

After Lecture Cancelled, Fr. James Martin Reflects on How Church Can Respond to Bullying

Yet another lecture by Fr. James Martin, SJ, has been interrupted due to right-wing pressure, which led Martin to reflect on how the Church can oppose such hostility and bullying. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis’ Words on Doctrinal Development Readily Applicable to LGBT Issues

Last week, Pope Francis made in important statement on the development of doctrine which is readily applicable to LGBT issues in the church. Here's what he said. . . Read More

Support Pours in for Fr. Martin After Lecture Cancellations

Support for Fr. James Martin, SJ, has been strong after lectures by him were cancelled... Read More