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Fr. James Martin Responds to Critics’ Charge of Atheism and Doctrinal Rejection

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has offered a "friendly response" to two bishops who recently criticized LGBT ministry as rejecting church doctrine and promoting atheism. Read More

Gay Church Worker Is Victim of Repeated Hate Crimes Due to Right-Wing Catholic Campaign

A gay church worker has been the target of yet another hate crime spurred on by rightwing Catholic groups, which left him questioning whether to remain in ministry and should be a moment for church leaders to reject anti-LGBT hate unequivocally. Read More

Archbishop Chaput’s Synod Comment on LGBTQ People Explains Why Catholic Church Is in So Much Trouble

Archbishop Charles Chaput's statement about LGBT Catholics at the synod on youth yesterday is a perfect example of how some church leaders have been so blinded by ideological homophobia and transphobia that they cannot perceive plain human facts accurately.  His comments reflect the dangerous avoidance mentality that is the cause of the clergy sexual abuse scandal and so many of the ills which plague the Catholic Church today. Read More

After Meeting With Pope Francis, Gay Man Says “I Saw a Compassionate Man”

The gay man to whom Pope Francis said "God made you like this and [God] loves you" has shared more about his conversation with the pope and his own faith life in a recent interview. Read More

After Lecture Cancelled, Fr. James Martin Reflects on How Church Can Respond to Bullying

Yet another lecture by Fr. James Martin, SJ, has been interrupted due to right-wing pressure, which led Martin to reflect on how the Church can oppose such hostility and bullying. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Asks, “What Can We Do to Lessen Anti-LGBT Prejudice?”

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia,... Read More

Is the Church Complicit When Bias Incidents Occur on Catholic Campuses?

While Catholic higher education often leads the church’s efforts to be more inclusive of LGBT... Read More

“There Is No Place for Homophobia,” Pope Francis Told Gay Former Student

Pope Francis explicitly rejected homophobia in his pastoral ministry, according to the pope’s former student... 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

Mexican Bishop Calls Homophobic People "Sick"

In an interview with El País newspaper, the outspoken bishop used some of his most powerful... Read More