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German Priest Ready to Bless Same-Gender Couples, Calls Catechism “Embarrassing”

A priest tasked with diocesan ministry to lesbian and gay people has said he would happily bless same-gender couples if he was asked, adding that the Catechism's statements on homosexuality are "embarrassing." Read More

Yet Another German Bishop Endorses Church Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

In Germany, another bishop has endorsed church blessings for same-gender couples, while a group of young theologians calls for an end to discrimination in the church. Read More

Is the Courage Model Appropriate as LGBTQ Ministry?

Is a support group for celibacy, like Courage, a model appropriate for all who wish to deepen their commitment, grow in virtue, and serve the Church? Read More

Mexican LGBTQ Catholics Praise Archbishop, Church Leaders for Commitment to Inclusion

Praise has been heaped on three church leaders by Mexico’s Catholic LGBTQ equality organization for the leaders' efforts to minister to the country’s LGBTQ population. The group was pleasantly surprised by the clergy’s commitment to embracing LGBTQ Catholics, as well as tackling the various obstacles that impede LGBTQ inclusion in the church and society. Read More

New Film from Marianist LGBT Initiative Hopes to Be a “Prophetic Witness” for Inclusion

A new film by a group affiliated with the Marianists has premiered that shares the perspectives of LGBT people with that community and the wider church in the hopes of prompting further dialogue about inclusion. Read More

In New Letter, Pope Francis Again Affirms Nun’s Ministry to Transgender Women

Pope Francis has sent a supportive message to a nun who does ministry with transgender people in Argentina, continuing their longtime relationship dating back to the years when Francis was not yet pope. Read More

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

Irish Military Chaplain Releases LGBTQ Supportive Video for Dublin Pride Celebration

A Catholic priest in Ireland who is also a military chaplain recently released a video in support of the LGBTQ community for Dublin’s 2020 Pride festivities.  Read More

New Documentary Highlights Priest Who Blesses LGBTQ Couples, Opens Church to All

DW Documentary has released a new web documentary called Renegade in a Cassock about a historic Catholic church in the heart of Madrid that is creating a space for all regardless of social status, wealth, race, or sexuality. Read More

Next Steps: Catholic Church Teaching About Homosexuality

Were you to ask an average person on the street what the Catholic Church teaches about LGBTQ people, perhaps one of the most common answers you would get is “The Catholic Church? They’re against them.” However, that impression is wrong. Read More