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Fr. James Martin Says Pope Francis’ LGBTQ Efforts Are “Nothing Short of Revolutionary”

Fr. James Martin, S.J., has called the space that Pope Francis is carving out for LGBTQ people “nothing short of revolutionary.” Read More

Realities of LGBTQ Injustices Should Not Lead to Despair, Says Fr. James Martin

To help better inform the church about injustices LGBTQ people face, Fr. James Martin, SJ, compiled some statistics for education. Then, he added a message of hope. Read More

Korean Translation of Book Highlights Difficulties of Church Language on LGBTQ Issues

"Building a Bridge" by Jesuit Fr. James Martin has been translated into Korean, making it the first book for LGBTQ Catholics in Korea. Read More

As Pope Francis Blesses Priest’s Ministry, Vatican Seeks Changes to Non-Discrimination Bill

The contrast between Pope Francis and the Vatican when it comes to LGBTQ issues was again on display this past week with Francis sending a positive note to Fr. James Martin while the Curia is mired in a diplomatic dispute. Read More

Rescheduled Conference on Catholic LGBTQ Issues to Take Webinar Form This June

A conference on Catholic LGBTQ issues originally slated for last summer has been rescheduled for this June as a webinar, announced Jesuit Fr. James Martin on his Facebook page. Relatedly, a new documentary premiering this month features the priest’s LGBTQ ministry. Read More

Vatican Blessings Ban a Moment to Leave Church for Some and to Recommit for Others

In the weeks following the Vatican’s’s declaration that priests cannot bless same-gender couples, there are reports (like this one) that people are leaving the church because of this decision. And while some people may be finally throwing in the towel and leaving the church, for others, their Catholicism runs deeper than the institution in Rome. Read More

LGBTQ and Catholic Advocates Worldwide Praise Pope Francis’ Support for Civil Unions

LGBTQ advocates are praising Pope Francis for his most recent statement in support of civil unions recognizing same-gender couples. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More

Bishops Stowe and Wester Join LGBTQ Advocates, Theologians for Pride Video Greeting

Two bishops, along with LGBTQ advocates, theologians, and pastoral ministers have released a series of video greetings for Pride. Read More

Fr. James Martin Honors Scientist Who Showed Homosexuality Is Biological; And More News

Today's post features Fr. James Martin's tribute to a leading scientist who helped normalize homosexuality and stories from young adults about their experiences with the church and LGBTQ issues. Read More