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Mixed Reactions to Pope Francis’ “God Made You Like This” Comments to Gay Man

Reactions have been mixed in the days since news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man who survived clergy sexual abuse, "God made you like this." Read More

Pope Francis Seemingly Re-Affirms Ban on Gay Men in Priesthood

Where does Pope Francis really stand on homosexuality? That question is raised in a new way after news both that he affirmed a gay man’s sexual identity as created by God while concurrently warning against gay men entering the priesthood. Read More

Firing of LGBT Church Workers a “Very Difficult Question,” Says Cardinal

A leading U.S. cardinal has said the firing of LGBT church workers is "a very difficult question." Read More

Gay Priest’s Story Is Evidence of the Need to Do Authentic Ministry

An openly gay priest has shared more details about his coming out story, a reminder of how important it is to do ministry authentically. Read More

Italian Priest Holds Joint Funeral for Gay Couple Killed in Tragic Accident

A joint funeral has been celebrated for a gay Italian couple after their tragic death, saying the the focus should be on the grief experienced by their love ones. Read More

Fr. Gregory Greiten Shares His Coming Out Story & the Gifts of Gay Priests

Today, we share the story of Fr. Gregory Greiten who recently came out as gay, and who gave a homily focusing on the gifts of gay priests in the context of Advent: integrity, honesty, and authenticity. Read More

As Christmas Approaches, Priest Fires Three Gay Musicians, Dismisses Liturgical Minister

With Christmas approaching, news has broken that three parish musicians were fired from their positions at two Minnesota parishes because they are in same-gender marriages. Protests against the decision led to the further dismissal of a parish leader from liturgical ministries. Read More

Diocese Defends Guidelines on Denying Funerals to Married Lesbian/Gay Catholics

LGBT advocates have sharply criticized guidelines from the Diocese of Madison that would bar married lesbian/gay Catholics from receiving funerals in the church, prompting a defense from Bishop Robert Morlino and the Diocese. Read More

If Church Leaders Don’t ‘Smell Like Their Flock,’ How Can They Be Credible?

Fr. Bryan Massingale, a theologian at Fordham University, has challenged Catholic leaders to smell more... Read More

Transgender Woman’s Ministry Continued Long After She Left Priesthood

If you have not heard of Nancy Ledins, who passed away in July at age... Read More