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Irish Seminary Leaders Defy Vatican Ban, Welcome Gay Men Called to Priesthood

Leaders of Ireland's main seminary have said they would welcome gay men called to priestly ministry as long as they remained celibate, a statement contradicting the Vatican's instruction banning gay priests. Read More

Pope Francis Condemns Anti-Lesbian/Gay Persecution, Concerned About “Ex-Gay” Therapy

Pope Francis made two steps to further LGBTQ inclusion in the church these week: condemning the persecution of lesbian/gay people and meeting with a lesbian activist who works to end conversion therapy. Read More

New Ways Ministry Praises Pope Francis For Condemning Persecution of Lesbian/Gay People

New Ways Ministry welcomes Pope Francis' statement condemning the persecution of LGBTQ people. Read More

As Germany’s Synodal Way Approaches, Lessons from a Gay Priest’s Coming Out

With Germany's synodal process set to begin this Advent, which will examine sexual morality among other topics, one gay priest's coming out story reveals how honesty, authenticity, and encounter could powerfully benefit that nation's Catholics and the church generally.  Read More

Catholics Seek Justice for LGBTQ Refugees, End to Criminalization Laws

Catholics in England have raised alarms about that nation's treatment of LGBTQ asylum seekers, while Catholics elsewhere highlight the need to oppose conditions which cause LGBTQ people to flee. Read More

Crowdfunding Launched for Proposed Film on Gay Priest Diagnosed with HIV

A recent profile in The Advocate is raising awareness about a new short film that tells the story of a priest newly diagnosed with HIV. The film is seeking funding on Kickstarter and is described as exploring “a moment in the life of one priest who is faced with a crossroads of health and identity, threatening to deconstruct his entire belief system.” Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Caribbean Archbishop Seeks Repeal of Anti-LGBTQ Criminalization Law

An archbishop in St. Lucia has called for the Caribbean nation to reconsider its anti-LGBTQ law after a young man there died by suicide. Read More

Cardinal Says Rethinking Human Sexuality Is Important Task for the Church

A top U.S. cardinal has said it is "important" and "incumbent" that the church rethink human sexuality in a process of dialogue. Read More

Pope Francis’ Meeting with Fr. James Martin Rebukes Culture War Bishops, Raises Questions on Inclusion

The private audience between Pope Francis and Fr. James Martin, SJ, reverberated through all sides of the LGBTQ equality debate in the Catholic Church. But beyond a papal affirmation of the latter's LGBTQ ministry, what significance is there to the meeting? Today's post features two commentaries on this question. Read More

Indian Catholics Celebrate Launch of New LGBTQ Ministry Supported by Top Cardinal

Catholics in India are celebrating the launch of a new LGBTQ ministry that has the support of a top cardinal who happens to be a close advisor of Pope Francis. Read More