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German Cardinal, Key Bishop Endorse Church Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

Two leaders of the German Bishops' Conference have opined in support of church blessings for same-gender couples. Read More

Vatican Official Criticizes ‘Ultraconservatives’ for Linking Gay Priests to Sexual Abuse

Two church officials have rejected the myth that there is a link between homosexuality and child abuse and criticized right wing groups that advance such falsehoods. Read More

“Plague,” A New Podcast, Remembers Complex Story of AIDS and the Catholic Church

A new podcast on AIDS and the Catholic Church is being lauded for its honest, challenging engagement with a harrowing period for lesbian and gay Catholics in the 1980s and 1990s. Read More

Ireland’s President to Award Gay Priest with Top Honor for Serving Nation’s Diaspora

A gay Catholic priest from Ireland will be awarded the “Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad” later this month. The award will be given by Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins on November 21, 2019. Read More

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