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Fr. Bryan Massingale: Church Must Respect LGBTQ Families As It Does Any Other Family

Theologian and gay priest Fr. Bryan Massingale has written about the need for the church to respect LGBTQ families and take pastoral care of LGBTQ more seriously, not only for the good of that community, but for the good of the church. Read More

Tribunal Rules LGBTQ Group’s Discrimination Complaint Against Parish Can Proceed

A Canadian tribunal has ruled that an LGBTQ organization’s human rights complaint against a Catholic parish can proceed. The lawsuit centers on the parish's refusal to rent its community space to the LGBTQ group for a fundraising event. Read More

Welcoming Parish Is “Balm Within a Church That Continues to Wound,” Writes Jason Steidl

“As a gay man, it often feels impossible to remain Catholic,” writes theologian Jason Steidl in a "Commonweal" article which is part of the magazine’s series on contemporary U.S. Catholicism, "The American Parish Today." Read More

Unexpected Grace: How a Welcoming Parish Softened One LGBTQ Catholic’s Heart

An LGBTQ parishioner in Washington, D.C. has experienced a spiritual renewal in which they discovered a warm and loving environment at his local Catholic parish that softened their hardened attitudes toward the church. Read More

Spanish Catholic Magazine Profiles Two Gay Catholics on Their Experiences in Church

The Spanish-Catholic magazine Vida Nueva has profiled two gay men who encountered very different experiences within the Catholic Church. Read More

Candidates, LGBTQ Advocates Challenge Use of Catholic Parishes for Election Events

Two disputes, one in British Columbia and one in Kansas, have arisen about whether Catholic parishes are suitable locations for local politics given the church's LGBTQ-negative stance. Read More

Catholic Pastor: 'I am not the bedroom police.'

How do LGBT people fare in Catholic parishes?  How welcoming are Catholic communities to gay and... Read More