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Gay Couple Shares Positive Impact a Call from Pope Francis Had on Their Family’s Life

A gay Catholic couple in Italy, who had a 2015 phone conversation with Pope Francis about their concerns over the church welcoming their children, have spoken out now about the pope’s affirming message to them in that call. Read More

In Not Supporting LGBTQ Marriages, the Church Preaches a Hospitality It Does Not Practice

Until the Church recognizes justice-seeking, loving, generous couples of all kinds with the sacrament that acknowledges the grace they manifest, the Church will be preaching a hospitality that it does not practice. Read More

Catholic Schools Are Called to Form a Culture of LGBTQ Participation

Catholic leaders need to move beyond using doctrine as a cover for bigotry and imagine new ways that our tradition might inspire schools to treat LGBTQ members with dignity. The principle of “participation” from Catholic social teaching can be particularly helpful, and Catholic Schools Week provides an appropriate time to reflect on it. Read More

Michigan Diocese Releases New Transgender-Negative Policy for Catholic Agencies

The Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, has released a new policy on gender identity that requires all of its agencies to acknowledge only a person’s assigned sex at birth.  Read More

How Will You Respond “If Today You Hear God’s Voice”?

“My dad’s not hard of hearing -- he’s hard of listening.”  Read More

Catholics and Joe Biden Can Find Common Ground for Equality, Writes Lay Minister

Catholic social teaching can provide common ground for President Joe Biden and U.S. Catholics to work together on LGBTQ issues, Yunuen Trujillo suggested in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter. Read More

Polish Activists Face Criminal Charges for Depicting Mary and Jesus with Rainbow Haloes

A court trial has begun for three Polish activists charged with offending religious sentiment after they created and posted images of a revered icon with a rainbow halo. Read More

Authors of Book on Lesbian and Queer Nuns Speak Out in New Interview

Authors from New Ways Ministry's new book on lesbian and queer women religious share their stories of coming out, the spiritual life, community, and more.  Read More

U.S. Bishops Reject President Biden’s New LGBTQ Executive Order as “Misguided”

The U.S. bishops have voiced their opposition to a new executive order signed by President Joe Biden to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Read More

Group of U.S. Bishops to LGBTQ Youth: ‘God Is On Your Side’

Several bishops in the U.S. have released a statement in defense of LGBTQ youth, telling the youth that "God loves you" and "God is on your side."  Read More