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Pope Francis on LGBT People: “If we were convinced that they are children of God, things would change a lot.”

Pope Francis has again commented on homosexuality, again clarifying in a recent interview that he does not believe lesbian and gay youth need psychiatrists and saying he is a "conservative" who believes it is "an incongruity to speak of homosexual marriage." Read More

Priest Opposed to Conversion Therapy Ban Admits He Was Not Authorized to Speak for Church

A Colorado priest who testified against the state's conversion therapy bill which is set to be signed into law today has admitted that despite his claims, he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Catholic Church. Read More

Former Irish President Condemns Courage International as “Machiavellian”

Ireland’s former president, Mary McAleese, recently issued a round condemnation of the anti-gay Catholic organization, Courage International. McAleese called the group, which believes all LGBTQ identities stem from psychological disorders, “Machiavellian, dangerous, and deliberately specious.” Read More

Government Investigation Opened into Spanish Diocese’s Conversion Therapy Program

A Spanish diocese is denying reports that it has offered conversion therapy, reports which have prompted a government investigation into whether the Church violated laws banning such treatment. Read More

“It Can’t Be Bad to Be Gay Because God Created It,” Says Archbishop’s Representative

Catholics in Malta have sharply rejected claims by fellow Christians who support of "ex-gay" therapies, including one Church representative saying "it can't be bad to be gay because God created it" and a group of LGBT Catholics and their parents publishing a supportive open letter. Read More

Nebraska Catholic Conference Working to Defeat Bill Banning Conversion Therapy

The Nebraska Catholic Conference has spoken out against a bill that would ban conversion therapy in the state. Conversion therapy refers to an attempt to change an individual’s sexual or gender identity through psychological treatment.  Read More

Archbishop’s Efforts for “Ex-Gay” Therapy Likely Exempted from State Ban on Torturous Practice

Efforts by Colorado's top Church leader to implement "ex-gay" therapies in his diocese will likely be exempted from a pending statewide ban on the torturous practice. That leader has also come out strongly against other legislation which would expand LGBT sexual education in schools. Read More

Archbishop Endorses Reparative Therapy, Speaker Who Says Being Gay is “Popular Myth”

The archbishop of Denver has endorsed a program which endorses "ex-gay" therapy, praising efforts by the program's founder who has said that "Satan delights in homosexual perversion." Read More

Lay Catholics, But Not Bishops, Welcomed the UK’s Conversion Therapy Ban

This past summer, the United Kingdom has became the latest nation to ban "conversion therapy" for gay and lesbian people. Other nations and all churches should follow suit. Read More

Reviewers Highlight Lessons for Catholics in New Conversion Therapy Film, “Boy Erased”

"Boy Erased" about a teen's experience with ex-gay conversion therapy is "one of the most important films you will see this year," wrote one reviewer who was not the only person reflecting on the film's connections to Catholic theology. Read More