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Pope Francis Meets with Student Severely Injured While Defending Gay Couple

Pope Francis has met with a student injured while defending a gay couple in France two years ago. Read More

French Priest Says Pope Francis Approved Blessing Gay Couples

A French priest has claimed that, in a private meeting, Pope Francis approved of the priest's work blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Fr. Bryan Massingale: Catholics Should Expect “Messy Period” on LGBT Inclusion

A leading theologian and priest has said the Catholic Church should expect a "messy period" when it comes to LGBT inclusion, a period similar to that experienced in other Christian denominations as they moved to become more affirming. Read More

Priests and Laity Disappointed that LGBT Families Are Absent from World Meeting of Families Preparations

With Pope Francis confirming his visit to the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Irish priests and politicians have expressed hope that LGBT and other "non-traditional" families will be included. Read More

Holy Thursday: Jesus Still Washes Our Feet

“From our feet, we can tell how the rest of our body is doing. The way we follow the Lord reveals how our heart is faring. " Read More

Are U.S. Youth’s LGBT-Positive Views Being Represented at Pre-Synod Meeting This Week?

This week in Rome, some 300 youth and young adults are meeting in advance of October's Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Included among the attendees are three people from the U.S., but given their backgrounds, will the overwhelmingly LGBT-positive views of U.S. Catholic young people be fairly represented? Read More

Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

At Five Years, U.S. Catholics Give Pope Francis Mixed Reviews on LGBT Issues

The fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' election has been a moment of reflection for Catholics and for the world on the impact this revolutionary pope has had, and that includes on LGBT issues. Today's post highlights a few commentaries published around the anniversary. Read More

The Many Faces of Pope Francis: A Five-Year Timeline of His LGBT Record

Five years ago today, Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio of Argentina was elected to the papacy, becoming Pope Francis.  Since that time, this new pope, the first non-European, broke all sorts of barriers in regard to LGBT issues, yet in some areas, he has remained as traditional as his predecessors had been. Read More

World Meeting of Families Video Includes Voices of Lesbian Catholic, Catholic Mother of Gay Child

Lesbian/gay stories were included in preparatory materials for the 2018 World Meeting of Families, a potential sign that this year's gathering in Dublin may be more inclusive than past events. Read More