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Pope Francis’ Comments to UK Comedian Stress the Human Dignity of Gay People

Pope Francis has made headlines again with a positive statement about gay people,, this time criticizing people who reject gay people, and making a strong statement about applying the church's social justice tradition to LGBT people.  Read More

Fifty LGBTQ Advocates Welcomed to Vatican by High Ranking Cardinal

The Vatican's top official behind Pope Francis received a delegation of advocates working against anti-LGBTQ criminalization and conversion therapy, a meeting described by one Catholic group as a "great step forward" but which should prompt further action. Read More

Why Did Pope Francis Nearly Omit LGBTQ Issues from His Post-Synod Exhortation?

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation following last year's Synod on Youth has been released, revealing the pope's choice to forgo serious engagement with the several LGBTQ-related issues raised during the synodal process. Read More

Pope Francis: “No Son or Daughter Can Be Thrown Out of the Home,” Including LGBTQ Children

Pope Francis again has opined about homosexuality in a seemingly positive, but still ambiguous manner during a recent interview. Read More

Pope Francis Meets with LGBT Pilgrims as Sixth Anniversary of His Election Approaches

In an historic moment for the Catholic Church, members of a pilgrimage for LGBT+ Catholics and their families met with Pope Francis last week and participated in an Ash Wednesday service he led. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates’ Reviews Split Over New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican released last week has generated a number of reviews and commentaries. Today's post highlights several with links provided for further reading. Read More

Was the Summit the Beginning of the End of Clericalism?

A main theme at the summit was how the problem of clericalism has hampered the life of the Church and has been the main cause of the sex abuse crisis.  Although clericalism had emerged as an important theme before the summit, it was amazing to see how many speakers condemned it as a significant problem that the hierarchy must work to eradicate. Read More

Pope Francis Met by LGBTQ Kiss-In During World Youth Day

Joyful protesters greeted Pope Francis during World Youth Day  celebrations with a kiss. LGBTQ activists organized a kiss-in, or “besaton” in Spanish, to coincide with the Pope’s visit to the events in Panama City, Panama . Read More

Vatican’s Moral Shift on Hysterectomies Shows Way Forward on LGBT Issues

A new pronouncement from the Vatican which expands the grounds upon which a hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the uterus, is morally licit could have implications for LGBT issues. Read More

He said, He said: Kenneth Woodward, Carlo Maria Viganò, and “Homosexual Networks”

The turn of a new year does not seem to have stilled the search for scapegoats in the sex abuse crisis.  Read More