Posts

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

Second Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Indianapolis Catholic High School

A Catholic high school in Indianapolis is facing its second anti-LGBT discrimination complaint after a fired church worker's filing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this month. Read More

Fr. James Martin to Youth Synod: Use “LGBT” Language, Affirm Lesbian/Gay Couples as Family

Reports from the Synod on Youth indicate that LGBT issues are being raised in at least two ways: whether to use the term "LGBT" in a church document and whether to refer to same-gender couples and their children as "families." Read More

Catholic Charities Employees Protest Bishop’s Decision to End Adoption Services Over LGBT Non-Discrimination

Employees at Catholic Charities in Buffalo are protesting their local bishop's decision to end the agency's adoption and foster care services over anti-LGBT non-discrimination protections, a controversy erupting just as that same bishop faces increasing calls for resignation over his handling of abusive priests. Read More

Tech Company Withdraws from World Meeting of Families, Prompting Calls for More Withdrawals

A technology company has withdrawn its participation in the World Meeting of Families (WMF) over the exclusion of LGBT groups, prompting calls for other organizations to do likewise as the event gets underway. 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