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Netflix’s “Queer Eye” Series Shows Working of Grace, Can Lead to Moments of Encounter

Queer Eye, Netflix's television series where five gay men provide life makeovers for clients in often dramatic ways, is, in one reviewer's words, "probably the strongest and most vivid representation currently on display in popular culture of how grace works." Read More

Second Vatican Document on Gender Expected, Even As Cardinal Admits Failure to Listen

It is being reported that a second document on gender is being prepared by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine (CDF) of the Faith, even as the cardinal behind the first document released last week acknowledged flaws in it. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis on Respecting Consciences

Addressing new bishops in September, Pope Francis invited them to be more respectful of people's consciences and address their concrete realities rather than just pontificating theory. He told those gathered. . . Read More

More Bishops Offer Support for Fr. James Martin’s LGBT Book

More bishops have offered their support for Fr. James Martin, SJ's book on LGBT issues in the church, Building a Bridge, though not all episcopal reviews have been positive. Read More

Are All Voices Welcome in the LGBT Conversation?

Right-wing Catholic groups have targeted LGBT people and affirming organizations in the church for many years, launching critical and even dehumanizing campaigns against them. There is new attention being given to such groups and the harmful impact they have on the church. But in a conversation where all should be welcomed, how can Catholics respond to this damaging hate? Read More

Cardinal Blase Cupich Invites LGBT Catholics to Dialogue, Seeks to Learn from Their Lives

A ranking U.S. cardinal has invited LGBT Catholics to dialogue, saying he wants to "know more about what's happening in their life." According to the National Catholic Reporter, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago told attendees at a lecture he was delivering. . . Read More

Bishop McElroy: Right Wing Attacks on LGBT Issues a “Wake-Up Call” for Catholics

Right wing attacks on Jesuit  Fr. James Martin’s views on LGBT issues should be a... Read More

Catholicism and the Disappearing Middle Ground on LGBT Rights

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 20, 2016 Is a middle ground on LGBT... Read More

Cardinal’s Friendship with Gay Man “Melted Away” Prejudices

A top cardinal’s words during an HIV/AIDS fundraiser reveals the power of personal encounter to break... Read More

Archbishop Admits Church’s Mistake in Supporting Reparative Therapy

Malta’s top bishop acknowledged church leaders were mistaken when they released a controversial position paper designed to... Read More