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Next Steps: Catholic Church Teaching About Homosexuality

Were you to ask an average person on the street what the Catholic Church teaches about LGBTQ people, perhaps one of the most common answers you would get is “The Catholic Church? They’re against them.” However, that impression is wrong. Read More

New Report Details Global Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Lay Catholics

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) will release a new report on the discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, and bisexual lay Catholics today, one which will be discussed in an upcoming livestream this Sunday. Read More

How a Son and Daughter Responded to a Gay Dad Coming Out

On this Father’s Day, some 34 years after the death of my own father, I reflect on my two amazing children, who were the best enablers I could hope for when I came out as a gay man. Read More

New Profile of Fr. Bryan Massingale Details His Mission to Seek LGBTQ, Racial Justice

A new profile in The Revealer. an online religion publication, discusses the justice work of Fr. Bryan Massingale, a professor at Fordham University, New York, and one of the foremost Catholic social ethicists. Massingale, who is gay and Black, describes himself as a ‘scholar activist.' He has been compared to a ‘prophet’ for his passionate work in areas of race, sexuality, and gender. Read More

Fr. James Alison Writes on Being a Gay Priest, Fighting Institutional Homophobia

In a recent Commonweal article, Fr. James Alison uses the metaphor of sheep, shepherds, and wolves to explain how he works to address the problem of institutionalized homophobia in the church, as well as to recall his own personal experiences as a gay priest and his support of other LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

Archbishop Zuppi: Church Must See Lesbian/Gay People as God Sees Them

In a new book, an Italian cardinal offered his perspective on Pope Francis’ approach to homosexuality and the Catholic Church. Read More

Yook Woo-Dang, Korean Gay Catholic Poet, Remembered on Anniversary of Suicide

April 26th marked the 17th anniversary of the death of South Korean gay activist Yook Woo-Dang, who died by suicide in protest of discrimination against LGBTQ people. He was 18 years old. A devout Catholic, Woo Dang is remembered for the poetry he wrote to cope with living in the margins. Read More

Jamie Manson: Lesbian Couple’s Love on Netflix Is “Sacramental in Every Sense”

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson reflected on the tension between the timing of "A Secret Love," the Netflix documentary that affirms queer partnerships, and the Catholic Church's exclusion of queer people in the workplace and in marriage. Read More

In New Book, Former Pope Benedict XVI Says Marriage Equality “Absurd,” Linked to Antichrist

Former Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that marriage equality would have been an "absurd" idea a century ago, but to deny it leads to a social excommunication today. He continued that equal marriage rights, alongside abortion and reproductive technologies are of the Antichrist. Read More

Ohio Catholic School Refuses to Renew Gay Teacher’s Contract

A Catholic school in Ohio is not renewing the contract of a longtime teacher, reportedly because he is in a same-gender marriage. Read More