Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

Attempts to Clarify Cardinal’s Remarks on Blessings for Gay Couples Only Adds to Confusion

Attempts to clarify remarks by a German cardinal that seemed to indicate his support for the blessing of same-gender relations have only added to the confusion. Read More

World Meeting of Families Deletes References to Same-Gender Couples

Are LGBT people being erased from materials for the World Meeting of Families? Some observers have suggested this is the case based on picture and text changes in one resource. Read More

Bishop Urges Church to Find “New Language” and “New Ways” on LGBT Issues, Listen to Young People’s Questions

An auxiliary bishop in Boston has said that the Church must find new language on LGBT issues to address the concerns of Catholics, especially youth and young adults, and that bishops must do more listening. Read More

On Bishops’ Decrees Against Gay Catholics’ Funerals, the Real Scandal Is Discrimination

Two U.S. bishops' decrees that would deny funerals to Catholics in same-gender marriages were worried such celebrations would cause public scandal. But theologians Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler argued in the National Catholic Reporter that the real scandal is the decrees themselves. Read More

Italian Priest Holds Joint Funeral for Gay Couple Killed in Tragic Accident

A joint funeral has been celebrated for a gay Italian couple after their tragic death, saying the the focus should be on the grief experienced by their love ones. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More

Catholic School Defends Posting of Sign Condemning Homosexuality

A Catholic school has said a sign with anti-gay message has been "taken out of context," defending its decision to post the sign following students and parents' criticism. Read More

Fr. Gregory Greiten Shares His Coming Out Story & the Gifts of Gay Priests

Today, we share the story of Fr. Gregory Greiten who recently came out as gay, and who gave a homily focusing on the gifts of gay priests in the context of Advent: integrity, honesty, and authenticity. Read More

Archbishop Expresses Support for Priest Who Came Out as Gay

A Wisconsin archbishop has expressed support for a priest in his archdiocese who came out as gay this past weekend. Read More