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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

Priests Says Secrecy About Homosexuality in the Priesthood Is a “Slow-Moving Cancer”

The story of gay men in the Catholic priesthood received national attention earlier this summer in a segment on CBS' Sunday Morning, in particular the stories of Fr. Greg Greiten and an anonymous priest who called the culture of secrecy a "slow-moving cancer." Read More

Member of Commission on Women Deacons Defends Priest Who Used Anti-Gay Slurs

A member of Pope Francis' commission on women deacons has come to the defense of a theologian who used slurs against gay priests and was then fined by a German court for hate speech. This defense comes as tensions over the court case heat up. Read More

Court Fines Polish Theologian for Referring to Gay Priests as “Cancerous Growth”

A court in Germany has fined a Catholic theologian in Poland for using derogatory language against gay people in a recent article series, a move that now has diplomatic implications. Read More

The Saga of Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Tragedy.

Rather than a scandal, this saga involving Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill is a tragedy. And the tragic element of it is not being addressed. Read More

“We Need to Talk”

So what might an adult conversation between the institutional Church and LGBTQ Catholics look like? Read More

Targeting USCCB Priest Over Grindr Use Is “Homophobic Innuendo,” Says Theologian

A theologian has described the allegations that led a top administrator at the U.S. bishops' conference to resign as "unethical, homophobic innuendo" that began a "long ugly season" for the nation's Catholics. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Instructs Spanish Bishops To Disavow Ex-Gay Group

The Vatican has instructed Spain's bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics’ Cry for Justice “Must Not Be Ignored,” Says Lead Researcher

The lead researcher behind a comprehensive report on magisterial teaching, gender, and sexuality, continues to speak out and challenge traditional Catholic teaching around same-gender relationships. Read More