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With Catholic Support, Polish Government Seeks to Define LGBTQ People as Child Abusers

The Polish government’s targeted political campaign against the LGBTQ community continues to gain traction, driven by its ultranationalist leading party and galvanized by the institutional church as well as by Polish society, of which a majority identifies as Catholic.   Read More

Protestors Challenge Polish Archbishop Who Called LGBTQ Movement a “Plague”

To protest Warsaw Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski’s record of anti-LGBTQ statements, several Polish activists demonstrated in front of a Catholic parish where he was presiding at Mass. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick Preaches on LGBTQ Ministry for First Sunday of Advent

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry and longtime LGBTQ advocate, was Catholic Women Preach's latest homilist, kicking off the liturgical year with her thoughts on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (which can be found here). Read More

Polish Art Exhibit Highlights Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Catholic Church

A Polish artist is making headlines for an exhibition that draws attention to LGBTQ discrimination in the Catholic Church.       Read More

Polish Archbishop Says LGBTQ Movement Is ‘Great Threat to Freedom’ as Catholics Demand End to Violent Rhetoric

A top archbishop has again disparaged the LGBTQ movement, comparing it to the oppressive regime that ruled Poland in the late 20th century. But church reformers are calling on the Polish hierarchy to comply with church teaching about respecting LGBTQ people and avoid such rhetoric. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Parish Thanks Protestors Who Attacked Pride; Legislator Extols Pride in Catholic-Owned Media; And More

Today's post features news about a parish in Poland that thanked protestors of a Pride march, a Catholic-owned media outlet publishing a letter supportive of Pride, and more. Read More

Polish Bishop Defends Suspended Professor Who Claimed Pride Marchers Are “Traveling Rapists”

A bishop in Poland has criticized a state university's decision to suspend the professor behind a highly homophobic article with the bishop saying the professor was the victim of the LGBTQ movement's "intellectual terror." Read More

Veterans Who Fought Nazi Occupation Condemn Polish Archbishop’s Anti-LGBTQ Comments

Veterans of the Warsaw Uprising have released a statement criticizing a Polish archbishop's anti-LGBTQ comments made during a Mass honoring the resistance fighters. Read More

NEWS NOTES: U.S. Bishops Appoint New Religious Liberty Chair; Hungarians Support Anti-LGBTQ Polish Bishop; And More

Today's post includes an update on the U.S. bishops' new religious liberty chair, support an embattled Polish bishop has received from colleagues in Hungary, and a legal dispute developing between two Catholic parents and their lesbian daughter. Read More

Priest Punished for Promoting Letter Writing Campaign Against Anti-LGBTQ Bishop

A priest in Poland has seemingly been punished for publicly criticizing a top archbishop who referred to the campaign for LGBTQ equality as a "rainbow disease. Other church leaders, however, have rushed to the archbishop's defense with their own LGBTQ-negative remarks. Read More