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After 26 Year Fast, Gay Abuse Survivor Told by Pope Francis to “Take Communion”

Pope Francis has told a gay survivor of clergy sexual abuse to "take Communion" after the survivor had refrained from doing so for 26 years, in part because of his sexual orientation. Read More

77% of U.S. Catholics Support Communion for LGBTQ+ People, Reports New Survey

A new survey shows that most lay Catholics in the U.S. disagree with conservative bishops on disputed issues, including abortion rights, politicians receiving Communion, and the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people. Read More

Eucharistic Coherence…But For Whom?

A proposed document on eucharistic coherence--and the spirit behind it--being debated by the U.S. bishops today could create new problems for LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

The Eucharist: Gated Banquet or Public Feast?

America Magazine recently featured pieces on Communion denial from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver and Fr. Louis Cameli. Today, theologian Cristina Traina writes about what both clerics got wrong. Read More

LGBTQ Catholic Once Denied Communion Now Speaks Out About Leaving Church

A Catholic judge who was denied communion because of her marriage to a woman has disclosed that she has left the Catholic Church. Read More

Community Supports Lesbian Judge Denied Communion with Inclusive Liturgy, Letter to Bishop

Community members are making their support known for a lesbian Catholic denied Communion over her same-gender marriage, including with an inclusive liturgy and one parishioner's letter to the local bishop. Read More

Diocese Supports Priest with Pattern of Denying Communion to, Firing LGBTQ Catholics

A diocese in Michigan is backing one of its priest's decision to deny Communion to a longtime lesbian parishioner because of her same-gender marriage, part of an alleged pattern of Communion denials and LGBTQ church worker firings in the parish. 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

Bishop Paprocki’s Decree Was Released on Orlando Massacre Anniversary

Catholics have continued to express their strong responses to Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s decree barring people... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Longer Communion Lines, When All Are Welcome

Though the Eucharist should be an unmitigated source of unity for Catholics, too often the... Read More