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Catholics Object to Pope Francis’ Claim LGBT Families Are Not Real Families

LGBT Catholic groups have reacted strongly against Pope Francis' recent claim that only heterosexual couples and their children constitute a real family, further complicating the pope's record on LGBT issues. Read More

Should Catholics Be Hopeful About Pope Francis’ Latest Remark on LGBT Issues?

Mixed reactions to Pope Francis' most recent LGBT-related comments have continued to be published, including the perspectives of feminist Catholics and some columnists. Read More

Vatican Invites Fr. James Martin to Present on LGBT Issues at World Meeting of Families 2018

The upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) has invited Fr. James Martin, SJ, to present on welcoming LGBT people in parishes. Read More

After Meeting With Pope Francis, Gay Man Says “I Saw a Compassionate Man”

The gay man to whom Pope Francis said "God made you like this and [God] loves you" has shared more about his conversation with the pope and his own faith life in a recent interview. Read More

Pope Francis: World’s Pastor, Enforcer of Doctrine—or Spiritual Director?

Pope Francis’s declarations on LGBTQ issues have been producing spiritual whiplash. On one hand we have “Who am I to judge?” and “God made you like this. God loves you like this.” On the other, we have a reaffirmation that seminaries should not admit gay men, and no indication that Francis plans to alter basic church teaching on sexuality. How should we understand this complex--or contradictory?--figure? Read More

Mixed Reactions to Pope Francis’ “God Made You Like This” Comments to Gay Man

Reactions have been mixed in the days since news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man who survived clergy sexual abuse, "God made you like this." Read More

Pope Francis Seemingly Re-Affirms Ban on Gay Men in Priesthood

Where does Pope Francis really stand on homosexuality? That question is raised in a new way after news both that he affirmed a gay man’s sexual identity as created by God while concurrently warning against gay men entering the priesthood. Read More

Former Vatican Official: Homophobia Is a “Hoax” that “Serves to Threaten People”

Just a day after news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man "God made you like this," news then broke that a former top Vatican official said homophobia is a "hoax" and compared the movement for LGBT equality to Nazism. Read More

Italian Archbishop Writes Preface to Book on LGBT Issues in Catholic Church

An Italian archbishop has written the preface to the Italian edition of Fr. James Martin,... Read More

From ‘Who Am I to Judge?’ to ‘God Made You Like This and Loves You Like This’

News reports have been spreading across the globe because a Chilean clerical sex abuse survivor has reported that in his private conversation with the pope, Francis strongly affirmed the man's gay sexual orientation. Read More