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Conservative Bishops Endorse Criticism of Fr. James Martin’s LGBT Ministry

Conservative bishops in the U.S. have endorsed Archbishop Charles Chaput's criticism of Fr. James Martin, SJ, and his LGBT ministry, criticism on which the archbishop has doubled down.  Read More

Fr. James Martin Responds to Philadelphia Archbishop’s Criticism of LGBTQ Talk

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has issued a response to a recent column by Philadelphia's outgoing archbishop that criticized Martin for alleged ambiguities in his LGBTQ ministry. Read More

Theologians Miguel Diaz, Mary Hunt Speak of Liberation and Hope

Earlier this summer, DignityUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national conference in Chicago. The organization has since posted the keynote addresses from theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale, Miguel Diaz, and Mary Hunt. Today's post features selections from the latter two addresses. Read More

Diocesan Survey Finds 86% of Catholics Seek Change in Church Teaching on Homosexuality

Listening sessions in an Irish diocese have found an overwhelmingly majority of Catholics there supporting changing the church's teachings on homosexuality, a finding that is "signs of life" according to one former priest and could enable a new future for the church. Read More

Veterans Who Fought Nazi Occupation Condemn Polish Archbishop’s Anti-LGBTQ Comments

Veterans of the Warsaw Uprising have released a statement criticizing a Polish archbishop's anti-LGBTQ comments made during a Mass honoring the resistance fighters. Read More

German Bishop Reaffirms His Request for Church Blessings and Civil Partnerships for Same-Gender Couples

A German bishop has reiterated his support blessing same-gender couples and the need for civil recognition of such relationships, too, saying the hierarchy must reconsider its teachings on homosexuality in light of contemporary science. Read More

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