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Through Music, Gina Chavez Shares Her Story of Being Queer, Catholic, and Married

Musician Gina Chavez is queer and Catholic, and she wants the world to know her story. Read More

Diocesan Magazine Features Stories of a Married Gay Church Worker and a Sex Therapist

A diocesan magazine in Germany recently featured three perspectives on LGBTQ issues in the church, one from a gay pastoral worker, one from theologian, and one from a sex therapist. Read More

Northern Ireland’s Bishops Seek Government Ban on Priests Celebrating LGBTQ Weddings

Bishops in Northern Ireland have endorsed civil law proposals that would impose a government ban on priests performing same-gender marriages while implementing wide religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people. Read More

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