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3,000+ Catholics Sign New Ways Ministry’s Pledge to Bless Same-Gender Couples

The largest single protest by Catholics against the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender unions has been published online with over 3,000 people participating, including over 100 theologians. Read More

Pope Francis Seen As Distancing Himself from Vatican Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Couples

A key point of contention in the debate over the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's (CDF) document last Monday that banned blessings for same-gender couples is what role Pope Francis played in its promulgation. A new report from America suggests the pope took a step on Sunday to distance himself from the document. Read More

Bishops’ Statements Reveal Divisions Over Vatican’s Ban on Blessing Same-Gender Unions

With each passing hour it seems, news breaks about another church leader or Catholic group offering their thoughts about the Vatican's responsum earlier this week that banned blessings for same-gender unions. While much of the commentary has been condemnatory of the Vatican's action, some ranking church leaders have come to its defense. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Says Fr. Tony Flannery’s Refusal to Sign Vatican Oaths Shows “Real Love” for Church

In today's post from Sr. Jeannine Gramick, she writes about how Fr. Tony Flannery's refusal to sign Vatican oaths on women's leadership and on LGBTQ equality actually "shows a real love for this Church." Read More

Vatican’s Moral Shift on Hysterectomies Shows Way Forward on LGBT Issues

A new pronouncement from the Vatican which expands the grounds upon which a hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the uterus, is morally licit could have implications for LGBT issues. Read More

In Vatican Reversal, Gay-Positive Priest Granted Permission to Lead German University

A German priest has been granted Vatican permission to assume a university leadership to which he was elected earlier this year after, permission which first had been withheld over the priest's views on homosexuality and women. Read More

Reforming Doctrinal Investigations Could Help Church Grow on LGBT Issues

An international group of theologians, bishops, priests, and pastoral ministers who had been investigated by the... Read More

Can “Amoris Laetitia” Be a Starting Point for Progress on LGBT Issues?

“The apostolic exhortation is not just the last step of a long process. It is... Read More

Italian Bishops' Conference Head Calls for Dialogue Without "Taboo"

The world synod on marriage and the family, scheduled at the Vatican in October 2014,... Read More

Papal Canonizations, Part 2: Pope John Paul II's Record on LGBT Issues

Today is canonization day for two recent popes:  John XXIII and John Paul II.  In... Read More