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“Unhinged Homophobia” Behind Attacks on Fr. James Martin, Says Leading Catholic Newspaper

A leading Catholic newspaper editorialized on the recent controversy surrounding the pope, U.S. bishops, and Fr. James Martin's LGBT ministry, suggesting an "unhinged homophobia" on the part of some people involved. Read More

Catholic School Official Criticized for Comparing LGBTQ Issues to Cannibalism, Pedophilia

A Catholic education official in Toronto is being called on to resign after comparing LGBTQ issues to cannibalism, pedophilia, and beastiality during a recent debate over whether school policies should be made more inclusive. Read More

Polish Art Exhibit Highlights Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Catholic Church

A Polish artist is making headlines for an exhibition that draws attention to LGBTQ discrimination in the Catholic Church.       Read More

Brazilian Bishops Troubled by Court’s Criminalization of Homophobia, Transphobia

Brazil's bishops have expressed concern about a high court's ruling that homophobia and transphobia should be criminalized as a crime equivalent to racism. Read More

Catholics Rally Against Bishop Who Warned Pride Celebrations Harm Children

Catholics in Rhode Island rallied this weekend against their local bishop for claiming children would be at risk if they attended Pride celebrations, causing the bishop to then offer a partial apology for his tweet. Unfortunately, the controversy has not ended. Read More

New Book Documents LGBTQ Discrimination in Canadian Catholic Schools

Despite Canada’s advances toward LGBTQ equality, a scholar’s new book on Catholic schools revealed how involved the Church is in discrimination. Read More

Why We Stay: Owning Faith, Making Change, Being Out and Proud

Three LGBTQ people offer diverse reasons of why they stay in the Catholic Church. Read More

Rainbow Flag “Nothing Short of Spitting and Laughing in God’s Face,” Says Priest

Catholics are seeking apologies after a priest claimed the rainbow flag used to represent LGBT pride was invented by Satan and represents "lawlessness." Read More

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