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Archbishop Claims Poland Suffering from “Rainbow Disease” of LGBTQ Advocacy

One of Poland's top bishops has said the nation is suffering from a "rainbow disease" while likening LGBTQ advocates to the Communist leaders who oppressed Poland in the 20th century. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Swiss Catholic Women Endorse Marriage Equality, English LGBT+ Catholics Celebrate 20 Years, And More

Today's post includes stories about how Catholic women in Switzerland are standing for marriage equality and LGBT+ Catholics in England celebrated twenty years of ministry during Pride. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Unconvinced by Polish Bishops’ Condemnation of Anti-Pride Violence

Poland's bishops have condemned anti-LGBTQ violence that occurred earlier this month during Pride festivities, but many equality advocates are unconvinced by the hierarchy's response given the church's alleged role in fomenting anti-LGBTQ sentiments. Read More

125+ Catholic Leaders Sign Letter to End Trump Administration’s “Natural Law” Commission

More than 100 Catholic leaders have signed a letter expressing objections to the Trump administration's new Commission on Unalienable Rights, one of several such protests from LGBTQ groups and other concerned activists. Read More

Kenyan Bishops Welcome Court Ruling That Keeps Homosexuality Criminalized

Catholic bishops in Kenya have applauded a court ruling that keeps homosexuality criminalized in that nation. Read More

Gay Priest Removed from Ministry After Coming Out Earlier This Year

A priest in the Netherlands has said he was removed from active ministry because he is gay, a claim his diocese disputes. Read More

Frédéric Martel, Author of “In the Closet of the Vatican,” Offers Lengthy Response to Critics

Frédéric Martel, the author of the controversial In the Closet of the Vatican published earlier this year, has responded to critics by saying Catholics do not like the truth and the church is "burning and threatening to collapse." Read More

Advocates Gather for Global Forum on the State of LGBTQI Catholic Affairs

LGBTQI advocates from around the world gathered in Chicago last week for the third assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a conference which ended with a daylong forum on the state of LGBTQI Catholic affairs. Read More

Thousands of German Religious Educators Call for Rethinking of Church Teachings on Sexuality

Ahead of the German church's upcoming synodal process, an organization representing thousands of religious educators in Germany has called for the Catholic Church to reconsider its teachings on sexual morality, more specifically on homosexuality. Read More

Bishop Says He Is Ready to Be a Martyr in Defending Conversion Therapy Practices

A Spanish bishop under investigation for putting worshippers, including minors, through an allegedly illegal conversion therapy process has told Catholics they must be ready to be martyrs in defense of the church's freedom to offer such practices. Read More