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Former Irish President Says Churches Are “Conduits for Homophobia”

The former president of Ireland has said that churches in that country, including the Catholic one, are "conduits for homophobia." Read More

Cardinal Marx, Top Advisor to Pope Francis, Acknowledges He Blessed LGBTQ Couple

A top cardinal and close advisor to Pope Francis has acknowledged he blessed an LGBTQ couple, while also calling for church teaching on homosexuality to be reformed. Read More

Fr. James Martin Criticizes Catholics’ Selective Use of “Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner”

Writing an essay in America, Fr. James Martin, S.J., called out the selective application of the saying “Hate the sin, love the sinner” to LGBTQ people.  Read More

New Report: Majorities of Black Catholics Affirm Gay People and Same-Gender Marriages

A new report highlights that majorities of Black Catholics in the U.S. support the societal of acceptance of homosexuality and clergy performing same-gender weddings. Read More

Germany’s Synodal Way Advances Documents Seeking Pro-LGBTQ Church Reforms

Delegates of Germany's Synodal Way voted for three LGBTQ-positive texts last week, including calls for the church to bless LGBTQ couples and reconsider teachings on homosexuality. Read More

Leading Cardinal in Synod Seeks Change in Church Teachings on Homosexuality

One of the Europe's top bishops has said the church must reassess its teaching on homosexuality while offering support for LGBTQ church workers. Read More

What is a Queer Catholic Sexual Ethic: Eve Tushnet, Tenderness, and Queer Sex

I have to begin by admitting my bias. I am not a big fan of Tushnet. But I see some complications in Tushnet’s position that fill me with tenderness, even as I know we will continue to radically disagree on what constitutes a Catholic sexual ethic. Read More

Sister Jeannine Gramick Feels “Gratitude and Joy” for 50 Years of LGBTQ Ministry

Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, has shared about her experiences and hopes as she marks 50 years in LGBTQ ministry. Read More

Catholics Establishing “Ex-Gay” Clinics in Ghana, Says Archbishop

One of Ghana's top bishops has announced the creation of conversion therapy facilities as part of an effort to stop homosexuality from causing Ghana to become a Muslim-majority nation. Read More

The Question Is Not “Was Cardinal John Henry Newman Gay?” But “Was He Straight?”

To find an answer to the question “Was Cardinal Newman gay?” I think may best be answered by rephrasing the question to "Was Cardinal Newman straight?" Read More