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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

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