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Priests Compare Gay People to Infected Zombies, Blame Homosexuality for Autism

Two priests involved with the Irish Church made disparaging comments about LGBTQ people recently, but thankfully in both cases, religious superiors intervened to stem the harm. Still, the comments show that LGBTQ people cannot yet expect even basic human decency from some Catholic clergy. Read More

Excerpts from “Male and Female He Created Them,” the Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education released a document on gender yesterday titled "Male and Female He Created Them." Today's post features excerpts from the document highlighting key LGBTQ-related themes. Read More

Prominent Catholic Says “Jesus Would Be Attending the Pride Parade” After Bishop’s Homophobic Tweet

What is it about celebrating Pride that causes some Church leaders to react in strongly negative ways towards events which simply honor the dignity and value of LGBTQ people? Recent controversies this year have again shown the need for more education and dialogue or, at the very least, silence on social media. Read More

Pope Francis on LGBT People: “If we were convinced that they are children of God, things would change a lot.”

Pope Francis has again commented on homosexuality, again clarifying in a recent interview that he does not believe lesbian and gay youth need psychiatrists and saying he is a "conservative" who believes it is "an incongruity to speak of homosexual marriage." Read More

Priest Opposed to Conversion Therapy Ban Admits He Was Not Authorized to Speak for Church

A Colorado priest who testified against the state's conversion therapy bill which is set to be signed into law today has admitted that despite his claims, he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Catholic Church. Read More

Former Irish President Condemns Courage International as “Machiavellian”

Ireland’s former president, Mary McAleese, recently issued a round condemnation of the anti-gay Catholic organization, Courage International. McAleese called the group, which believes all LGBTQ identities stem from psychological disorders, “Machiavellian, dangerous, and deliberately specious.” Read More

Did Pope Francis Read and Like a New Book on Homosexuality and the Vatican?

Did Pope Francis read Frédéric Martel's controversial new book on homosexuality and the Vatican? One news report says yes and that he rather liked it. Read More

Top Cardinal Seeks Change in Church’s Language on Homosexuality He Calls “Very Unfortunate”

A top cardinal in the U.S. has described Church teaching's language about homosexuality as "very unfortunate" and said he hopes it will become "a little less hurtful" in the future. Read More

Gay Priest’s Death May Be a Cause of Book on Homosexuality and the Vatican

Discussions of Frederic Martel’s controversial book, In the Closet of the Vatican, have continued well past... Read More

NEWS NOTES: Pax Christi Group Forms LGBT Ministry; John Gehring Appeals for Civility; and More

Today's post features stories on a local chapter of Pax Christi USA that started an LGBT group, the way Polish politicians with close ties to the Church are attacking LGBT rights, and more. Read More