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Former Pope Benedict XVI Partially Blames “Homosexual Cliques” for Sexual Abuse Crisis

The former pope, Benedict XVI, has become the latest Church leader to blame gay priests for the clergy sexual abuse crisis, a myth which remains debated despite evidence that homosexuality is not a cause of the crisis. Read More

How the Gender Binary Affects So Much of Catholic Thinking

So much of the discussion surrounding LGBT issues is in some ways part of a... Read More

One Person’s “Lobby” Is Another Person’s “Ministry”

The idea that a “gay lobby” inside the Vatican was working as a pressure group... Read More

Was It Intellectually Possible for Pope Benedict to Support Marriage Equality?

The recent marriage equality debate in Illinois produced a lot of important arguments, especially from... Read More

Remembering a More Positive Catholic Tradition Toward LGBT People

A somewhat minor news item spoke volumes to me about the important history of a... Read More

Why Weren’t Bishops More Supportive of Pope’s Gay Priests Comment?

Pope Francis’ July comments about gay priests–“Who am I to judge?”–continue to spark commentary from... Read More

Jesuit: Drop “Disorder” Language from Catholic Gay and Lesbian Discussions

In my over 20 years of Catholic LGBT ministry,  there is nothing that has sparked... Read More

U.S. Bishops on Pope Francis’ Gay-Positive Comments–Part 1

Many people have commented on Pope Francis’ gay-positive statements on his flight home from World... Read More

Catholic Reactions to Pope Francis’ Comments on Accepting Gay Priests

Pope Francis’ comments on accepting gay priests has rocked the Catholic world, yet even progressive... Read More

Separating Civil and Sacramental Marriage–Part 1

It’s always curious to me when similar arguments appear in the writings of people whose... Read More