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Catholics Worldwide Ask Vatican to Withdraw Its Opposition to LGBTQ Refugee Protections

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) and its member organizations have appealed to Pope Francis and other ranking church official with a request that the Vatican withdraw its objections to a United Nations report seeking better protections for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. Read More

Vatican UN Rep Objects to Language on LGBTQ Refugees

A representative of the Holy See to the United Nations has objected to interpreting international law in ways that would specifically protect LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

Vatican Rips United Nations Report on Gender Equality as “Unacceptable and Offensive”

The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that "particularly unacceptable and offensive" are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to "human rights."  Read More

Gay Ambassador Faces Harsh Letter from Bishops and Ban from Catholic School

Religious leaders’ opposition to gay U.S. Ambassador James “Wally” Brewster is again intensifying in the Dominican Republic... Read More

New Apostolic Nuncio to U.S. May Strike Different Tone on LGBT Issues than Predecessor

The Holy See will appoint a new Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò whose... Read More

What the Synod Questions Reveal About the Vatican’s Views on Family

The 2014 worldwide synod on marriage and the family has made headlines not just because... Read More

What Would You Say About Marriage and Family at the Upcoming Synod?

The Vatican announced yesterday that Pope Francis has called an extraordinary synod of bishops to take... Read More

Photos of Kisses Banned from Rome Gallery Due to Vatican Intervention

Had the Vatican not intervened in getting a photo exhibition removed from a Rome gallery,... Read More

Sister Joan Chittister & Sister Simone Campbell Respond to Vatican Action Against U.S. Nuns

We’re continuing our coverage of the news which broke yesterday that the Vatican has appointed... Read More