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Bishop Rejects Claims of Gay Subculture in Diocese, But Falls Short of Universal Denial

The bishop of San Diego has rejected parishioners' claims that a gay subculture exists among the diocese's priests and seminarians and refused to blame the clergy sexual abuse scandal on gay priests. Read More

German Cardinal Promotes Disproven Theory Linking Homosexuality and Sexual Abuse

A top German bishop has claimed homosexuality is what is behind the church's clergy sexual abuse scandal, the latest church official to promote a disproven theory assailing gay priests. Read More

Church Teaching on Sexuality and Gender Must Reflect LGBT People’s Realities, Says Theologian

The Catholic Church must treat LGBT people as a reality and develop a theology of sex and gender that reflects that reality, wrote a theologian at Fordham University. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Lesbian Choir Sings at Catholic Shrine; Fired Church Worker Inspires New LGBT Group; and More

Today's post features short news notes including a lesbian choir performing at a Catholic shrine, a new LGBT group formed by a fired church worker's students, and a teacher in Milan who promoted reparative therapy to teenage boys. Read More

Jamie Manson Castigates Vatican for Harmful Language About Gay Priests

Jamie Manson, a noted queer columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, has entered anew the debate over gay men in the priesthood (reinvigorated after Pope Francis' most recent comments on the issue) with a striking critique of the language and the ideas church leaders use against gay priests. Read More

After Papal Comment, Renewed Debate on Whether a “Gay Lobby” Exists in the Clergy

Pope Francis' recent comment about gay priests has reinvigorated the back and forth about whether gay men should be ordained and what role such priests may or may not have played in the Church's sexual misconduct scandal. Read More

Catholics Show Gratitude, Solidarity for Gay Priests. Add Your Support Today!

We are asking readers Bondings 2.0 readers and the entire faithful to sign a statement of solidarity and gratitude in support of gay priests. Read on for more information. Read More

Reactions Mixed to Pope Francis’ Recent Gay Priest Comments

Reactions to Pope Francis' recent comments about gay priests were mixed, though generally negative given his aside that homosexuality has seemingly become "fashionable." Read More

“It is Better to Die of Hunger” Than to Accept Homosexuality, Says Tanzanian Cardinal

It would be better to starve to death than to accept homosexuality, said a top African church leader while asking government officials to reject foreign aid allegedly tied to LGBT rights. Read More

Reviewers Highlight Lessons for Catholics in New Conversion Therapy Film, “Boy Erased”

"Boy Erased" about a teen's experience with ex-gay conversion therapy is "one of the most important films you will see this year," wrote one reviewer who was not the only person reflecting on the film's connections to Catholic theology. Read More