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NEWS NOTES: Catholic Universities in Chile Welcome Transgender Students; Director Cites Pope Francis to Defend LGBT Film; And More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

Catholics Object to Pope Francis’ Claim LGBT Families Are Not Real Families

LGBT Catholic groups have reacted strongly against Pope Francis' recent claim that only heterosexual couples and their children constitute a real family, further complicating the pope's record on LGBT issues. Read More

Ireland’s Top Archbishop Says Church “Struggles to Find a Language” to Relate to LGBT People

Speaking about the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Ireland's top bishop has said the institutional Church struggles to relate to LGBT people and other people who do not conform to the magisterium's ideal image of family. Read More

Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

Cardinal Cupich Says Church Should Learn From Families. We Hope It Will Learn From ALL Families

"Our ministerial approach should begin with the understanding that families are not problems to solve. Rather, they are opportunities for the church to discern with the aid of the Spirit how God is active in our time and what God is calling us to do here and now." Read More

Bishop Censored for Acknowledging the Reality That LGBT Families Exist

A bishop's recognition of lesbian and gay relationships have been removed from a video produced in anticipation of the 2018 World Meeting of Families scheduled for this August.  Read More

Catholic Charities Allegedly Bars Lesbian Couple from Fostering a Refugee Child

A lesbian couple in Texas have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bbishops and the U.S. government for allegedly barring the couple from becoming foster parents to a refugee child. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Pax Christi USA Appoints LGBT-Friendly Bishop as President; Hong Kong Bishop Cancels LGBT Mass; and More

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington has been named the bishop-president of Pax Christi USA, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Bishop Stowe has an LGBT-positive record. . . Read More

World Meeting of Families Video Includes Voices of Lesbian Catholic, Catholic Mother of Gay Child

Lesbian/gay stories were included in preparatory materials for the 2018 World Meeting of Families, a potential sign that this year's gathering in Dublin may be more inclusive than past events. Read More

Former Irish President, Others Concerned LGBT People Will Be Excluded at World Meeting of Families

The former president of Ireland, a Catholic theologian, and an LGBT advocate have all expressed worries that LGBT people might be shut out of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) this summer. Read More