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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

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

Bishop Gumbleton: “No Parent Should Ever Tell a Child That He or She Is Intrinsically Disordered”

Longtime LGBTQ advocate Bishop Thomas Gumbleton has called for the Church to re-evaluate its teachings on homosexuality in light of science and pastoral care, particularly the use of the term "intrinsically disordered." Read More

Fr. James Martin Responds to Critics’ Charge of Atheism and Doctrinal Rejection

Fr. James Martin, SJ, has offered a "friendly response" to two bishops who recently criticized LGBT ministry as rejecting church doctrine and promoting atheism. Read More

French Priest Says Pope Francis Approved Blessing Gay Couples

A French priest has claimed that, in a private meeting, Pope Francis approved of the priest's work blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Firing LGBT Church Workers Is the Real Cause of Scandal Damaging the Church

The recent firing of two gay church workers has prompted new reflections on what is truly scandalous about these employment disputes and the damage they are causing. Read More

Bishop Apologizes for Comparing Blessing of Gay Couples to Blessing a Concentration Camp

An Austrian bishop has compared blessings for same-gender couples to the blessing of a concentration camp among other troubling comparisons for which he has since apologized. Read More

Cardinal Reverses Predecessor’s Decision, Resumes Ties with Quest in UK

A cardinal in England has reversed a predecessor's decision and recommended that his priests make use of the LGBT Catholic group Quest as a resource in their ministry. 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

Bishop Prohibits Blessing of Same-Gender Couple as Marriage Equality in Germany Goes Into Effect

A bishop has barred the blessing of a same-gender equality just as marriage equality in Germany becomes effective October 1, but German Catholics, including some bishops, are advocating for those very blessings. . . Read More