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The Good and the Bad of Pope Francis’ Support for Civil Unions

Theologian Lisa Fullam writes, "Pope Francis’ recent statement supporting civil unions for lesbian and gay couples is, I think, good news and bad news." Read More

In New Film, Pope Francis Declares Support for Civil Unions to Protect LGBTQ Families

In a new film, Pope Francis has announced that he supports civil unions for same-gender couples, a statement that one Catholic LGBTQ group called an "historic moment" in the life of the church. Read More

New Ways Ministry Praises Pope’s Support for Civil Unions, Seeks Same Recognition in Church

The following is a statement from Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, in response to Pope Francis announcing for the first time as pope his support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples. Read More

German Priest Ready to Bless Same-Gender Couples, Calls Catechism “Embarrassing”

A priest tasked with diocesan ministry to lesbian and gay people has said he would happily bless same-gender couples if he was asked, adding that the Catechism's statements on homosexuality are "embarrassing." Read More

Franciscan Theologian Challenges the Hypocrisy in New Papal Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti”

Franciscan Sr. Ilia Delio identifies a key failing in Pope Francis' new encyclical, "Fratelli Tutti," namely the church's own hypocrisy on how it seeks justice while oppressing LGBTQ and others. Read More

Priest Resigns After Professor Sanctioned for Criticism of Polish Bishops’ Anti-LGBTQ Record

A professor at a Catholic university in Poland has resigned in protest after that university sanctioned another professor for comments critical of the nation's bishops and their LGBTQ-negative record. Read More

USCCB Set to Elect New Chair of LGBTQ-Negative Religious Liberty Committee

The United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for the new chair of the influential Committee for Religious Liberty at their virtual general assembly in November. In addition, the bishops will vote on chairs for seven other committees in the Conference. Read More

Transgender Catholic, Honored for Work with Poor, Reads Prayers at Feast Day Mass

A transgender Catholic has said it was a "historic moment" when she was invited to read prayer intentions during a Mass celebrated by an Argentine diocese's newly-appointed bishop. Read More

Celebrating GLAAD’s 2020 Spirit Day: Reflections from Working in a Catholic High School 

Today, we celebrate GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, a worldwide initiative to support LGBTQ youth who experience disproportionate amounts of bullying, harassment, and prejudice based on who they are and who they love. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Say Amy Coney Barrett Could Cause Damage for Equality

LGBTQ advocates, including many Catholics, are raising concerns about Amy Coney Barrett, the Trump administration's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, over the nominee's apparent indifference or even opposition to LGBTQ equality. Read More