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Is There a Correlation Between Closeted Clerics and Sex Abuse Scandals?

In the aftermath of the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick following multiple accusations of sexual abuse, Robert Mickens, a veteran Vatican and church observer,  reflected upon the connection between closeted gay priests and clerical abuse of power. Read More

Cardinal Cupich: On Sexual Abuse, Clerical Culture, Not Gay Priests, at Fault

A top U.S. cardinal has expressed skepticism that gay priests are the cause of clerical sexual abuse, saying instead the problem is clericalism in the Church. Read More

Prominent Anti-Gay Priest Removed from Ministry for Sexually Abusing Patients

A top priest known for practicing gay-negative psychotherapy and as well as being a trusted consultant on homosexuality for the Vatican has been removed from priestly ministry over allegations that he abused patients while attempting to "heal" them of being gay. Read More

THIS MONTH IN CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Remembering Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, Advocate for Gay Equality and Prophet of Vatican II

Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, a prophet of Vatican II and noted advocate for lesbian and gay Catholics, died earlier this week at age 96. July's "This Month in Catholic LGBT History" pauses to remember his witness and celebrate his legacy. Read More

Pro-LGBT Irish Catholics Claim Discrimination by World Meeting of Families

We Are Church Ireland has claimed organizers of the upcoming World Meeting of Families are discriminating against the group because of its reform-minded views, including on LGBT equality. Read More

New Zealand Bishops Acknowledge Church’s “Shortcomings” on LGBT Inclusion

New Zealand's bishops have acknowledged the Church's "shortcomings" in providing relevant pastoral care, especially when it comes to LGBT inclusion. Read More

University Chaplain in Scotland Dismissed for Calling Pride a “Gross Offense to God”

A Scottish priest has been removed from his chaplaincy position after hosting a prayer service against Pride festivities. Read More

Catholic Therapist Refused to Help Gay Couple, Sues Agency

A therapist in Saginaw, Michigan was fired after refusing to provide marriage counseling to a gay couple, citing her Catholic faith as the impetus behind her decision. Believing her dismissal was unjust, Kathleen Lorentzen has now filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Justin Bieber Supports Queer Catholic Fan; Catholic Politician Says Homosexuality a “Mental Illness”; And More

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

Equality in the Church Only Comes When LGBT Communities and Catholic Women Act Together

Unless LGBT equality and gender equality in the Catholic Church occur together, there will be no justice at all, said Jamie Manson in her latest column for the "National Catholic Reporter." Read More