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Ireland’s Top Archbishop Says Church “Struggles to Find a Language” to Relate to LGBT People

Speaking about the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Ireland's top bishop has said the institutional Church struggles to relate to LGBT people and other people who do not conform to the magisterium's ideal image of family. Read More

Catholic Family Values and Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland: Three Years Later

Nearly three years after Ireland’s successful 2015 referendum on same-sex marriage, it’s worth asking how such a Catholic country is faring afterward and how it managed to pass same-sex marriage legislation in the first place. Read More

Catholic Politican Introduces Marriage Equality Bill Saying He is “Living the Message of the Gospel”

A Catholic legislator introduced a marriage equality bill for Northern Ireland, and said doing so was "iving the message of the gospel." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Bishop Categorizes LGBT Acceptance with Murder; Other LGBT Catholic News

Bishop Patricio Buzon of Bacolod, Philippines said in his Palm Sunday homily, "It's now okay to kill; to allow couples to go on divorce; honor the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community; tolerate same-sex union, among others, where I am scared of these present situations." Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Irish Theologian Urges Greater Acceptance of Gays

March, a month in which we all celebrate Irish heritage, has had some shaky news about relationships between the Irish and LGBT communities. But 18 years ago, an eminent Irish theologian was arguing for greater LGBT inclusion in the church. Read More

Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

LGBT Group Banned from St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Staten Island

Organizers of Staten Island's St. Patrick's Day parade barred an LGBT group from participating in the event last weekend because, the parade's president said, it was not a "sexual identification parade." Read More

Bishop Censored for Acknowledging the Reality That LGBT Families Exist

A bishop's recognition of lesbian and gay relationships have been removed from a video produced in anticipation of the 2018 World Meeting of Families scheduled for this August.  Read More

Why Ireland’s Catholic Counseling Service Should Assist Lesbian and Gay Couples

Catholic agencies in Ireland that provide counselling to married couples could lose their government funding if they continue to refuse to provide service to legally married gay and lesbian couples. Read More

Former Irish President, Others Concerned LGBT People Will Be Excluded at World Meeting of Families

The former president of Ireland, a Catholic theologian, and an LGBT advocate have all expressed worries that LGBT people might be shut out of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) this summer. Read More