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LGBT Controversies Remain as World Meeting of Families Approaches Next Week

In five days, some 37,000 people will gather to begin the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMF) and it seems there will be some progress on LGBT issues, but certainly not as far as many Catholics hoped. Read More

Marriage Counseling Service Backed by Irish Bishops to Welcome LGBT Couples

A marriage counseling program run by Ireland's bishops will now provide services to same-gender couples. Read More

Pro-LGBT Irish Catholics Claim Discrimination by World Meeting of Families

We Are Church Ireland has claimed organizers of the upcoming World Meeting of Families are discriminating against the group because of its reform-minded views, including on LGBT equality. Read More

Fr. Tony Flannery Raises Questions About LGBT Inclusion at the World Meeting of Families

Fr. Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist priest from Ireland, joined the latest group of voices asking whether the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland will include LGBT families. Read More

Irish Catholics Launch Global Petition Seeking to Remove “Intrinsically Disordered” Language

An Irish reform group has launched a global petition asking top Church leaders in that country to help change the way Catholic teaching refers to LGBTQI people. Read More

Prominent Irish Gay Catholic Calls for “Full Sacramental Marriage” for LGBT Couples Ahead of WMF

Church reformers in Ireland recently met in advance of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) to discuss marriage and family issues. At the meeting, a prominent gay Catholic called for full sacramental marriage equality. Read More

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