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German Cardinal Promotes Disproven Theory Linking Homosexuality and Sexual Abuse

A top German bishop has claimed homosexuality is what is behind the church's clergy sexual abuse scandal, the latest church official to promote a disproven theory assailing gay priests. Read More

The Worst Catholic LGBT News Events of 2018

"Bondings 2.0" readers select the top ten Worst Catholic LGBT News Events of 2018. Read More

Exhibit Features Art of Fr. William Hart McNichols, an Openly Gay Priest and Longtime LGBT Advocate

An exhibit earlier this year featured the art of William Hart McNichols, an openly gay priest and LGBT advocate known by the many for beautiful icons he has written such as "The Passion of Matthew Shepard." Read More

Jamie Manson Castigates Vatican for Harmful Language About Gay Priests

Jamie Manson, a noted queer columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, has entered anew the debate over gay men in the priesthood (reinvigorated after Pope Francis' most recent comments on the issue) with a striking critique of the language and the ideas church leaders use against gay priests. Read More

Doesn’t Our Church Have Enough to Worry About Besides Gingerbread Houses?

As if the now all-too-run-of-the-mill negative comments about clergy were not ridiculous enough to listen to, one Catholic writer has found a holiday season-themed approach to express his homophobia and fear of femininity. Read More

Reactions Mixed to Pope Francis’ Recent Gay Priest Comments

Reactions to Pope Francis' recent comments about gay priests were mixed, though generally negative given his aside that homosexuality has seemingly become "fashionable." Read More

While Archbishop Blames Gay Priests for Abuse, Cardinal and Other Catholics Reject Such Theories

A leading U.S. bishop has firmly rejected any suggestion that gay priests have been a cause of clergy sexual abuse, joining a growing number of other Catholics who have refused to let such homophobic narratives go unchecked. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Catholics Meet on Gay Role in Clergy

It seems like you can't open a Catholic periodical or look at a Catholic news website today without the subject of gay priests being discussed somewhere.  But almost 30 years ago, the topic of gay clergy, as well as lesbian sisters and gay religious brothers, was so unique that a day-long conference about these categories of people was the subject of articles in both The New York Times  and The Washington Post. Read More

Swiss Dioceses Speak Out Against a Bishop Placing Blame for Sex Abuse Problems on Gay Priests

A public debate among some of Switzerland's Catholic leaderss has emerged after one auxiliary bishop made a strong comment blaming gay priests for the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale Responds to Archbishop’s Criticism of Retreat for Gay Clergy and Religious Men

A leading theologian scheduled to lead a retreat for gay priests this fall has responded to criticism from the archbishop in whose diocese the retreat is being held.  Read More