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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

Bishop McElroy: Right Wing Attacks on LGBT Issues a “Wake-Up Call” for Catholics

Right wing attacks on Jesuit  Fr. James Martin’s views on LGBT issues should be a... Read More

Catholics React Swiftly and Strongly to Archbishop’s Restrictive Guidelines

Pastoral guidelines excluding LGBT people from church ministries and encouraging same-gender couples and others to refrain... Read More

Priest Who Denied Communion to Same-Gender Couple Now Disrupts Parishioner’s Funeral

A Montana priest’s disruption of a parishioner’s funeral recently has its roots in his denial of communion to... Read More

More to the Story Than Simply an Exorcism

While reviewing news stories and opinion pieces for this blog, I tend to avoid pieces... Read More

Remembering Bishop Sullivan’s LGBT Ministry

There have been a number of good obituaries for the recent passing of retired Brooklyn... Read More

Anti-Gay Letter from Catholic Priest Is Inadequate Response for Boy Scouts

A Catholic pastor in Bremerton, Washington, has closed the parish’s scouting program in the wake... Read More

Cardinal Dolan: All Are Welcome, But. . .

Cardinal Timothy Dolan made headlines at the beginning of April because he acknowledged that the... Read More

In Strange Move, Bishop Returns Petitions to Ousted Gay Catholic

This is the story of one of the strangest moves that I’ve ever heard of... Read More