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Brazilian Priest Suspended from Ministry After Blessing Same-Gender Couple

A priest in Brazil has been suspended from ministry because he blessed a same-gender couple late last year. Read More

Paraguay’s Top Archbishop Says Church Cannot Ignore Reality of LGBTQ Families

Paraguay's top bishop has said all families, including LGBTQ ones, should be welcomed in the church and accompanied to live virtuously. Read More

Largest Swiss Diocese Endorses Civil Marriage Equality, Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A diocese in Switzerland has endorsed civil marriage equality and religious blessings for same-gender couples, the latest step in the German-speaking church's ongoing progress towards LGBTQ equality. Read More

Beyond Male and Female in the Work/Home Balance Equation

Here at New Ways Ministry, we frequently point out that LGBTQ people offer great gifts to our institutional church.  I was recently reminded that LGBTQ people also offer gifts to another kind of "church" beyond the institutional:  the domestic church, meaning the family home. Read More

Fired Church Worker Settles with Catholic School, Sues Archdiocese for Discrimination

A gay church worker has settled with the Catholic school which fired him over his same-gender marriage, but the worker is still suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. News also broke that the church worker is husband to a gay church worker which a nearby Catholic school refused to fire. 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

Nun’s Decision to Follow “Gospel Commandment of Love” Leads to LGBTQ-Inclusive Policy at Top Catholic School

The former head of a well-regarded Catholic school has explained that "the Gospel commandment of love" was what persuaded her to allow same-gender union announcements in the school's alumnae magazine. Read More

German Diocese Begins Discussions of Blessing Same-Gender Relationships

A German bishop has begun a process to discuss blessings for people in relationships that cannot be married in the Catholic Church, including same-gender couples. Read More

Top French Priest: There Is “Something of God Speaking” in LGBTQ Relationships

A top Church official in France has said there is "something of God speaking" in same-gender relationships, and encouraged LGBTQ Catholics to remain in the Church to help it progress towards greater inclusion. Read More

Austrian Cardinal Defends Civil Marriage Equality, Affirms Goodness in Lesbian/Gay Relationships

Austria's top church official has defended civil marriage equality and affirmed there can be goodness in same-gender relationships, though maintained that the Church's understanding of marriage remains heteronormative. Read More