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Gay Priest Removed from Ministry After Coming Out Earlier This Year

A priest in the Netherlands has said he was removed from active ministry because he is gay, a claim his diocese disputes. Read More

Bishop Refuses to Speak with Priest Who Recently Came Out as Gay

A Dutch bishop is refusing to speak to a priest in his diocese who came out as gay this spring. Meanwhile, the priest has written a letter to the bishop, to parishioners, and to others in the Church further explaining his decision to come out and to publish a book on his experiences. 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

Ahead of Vatican Summit, The New York Times Publishes Major Article on Gay Priests

The New York Times published a major feature on gay priests earlier this week, the latest in a series of media stories on the topic about which there is renewed interest due to the scapegoating of these men for the clergy sex abuse scandal. Read More

Andrew Sullivan: Church’s Treatment of Gay Priests a “Giant, Unsustainable Paradox”

A prominent gay Catholic writer has added their commentary to the debate over gay priests, suggesting the issue is a "giant, unsustainable paradox" that has become a crisis in the Catholic Church. Read More

Excerpt from “In the Closet of the Vatican” Released Ahead of Book Launch

Ahead of its publication, the National Catholic Reporter released an excerpt from the book "Inside the Closet of the Vatican" by Frédéric Martel. Read More

New Book on Homosexuality at the Vatican Concerns Advocates for Gay Priests

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican is being released this week, one which includes the claim, among several controversial assertions, that 80 percent of priests at the Vatican are gay. Read More

Gay Pastoral Ministers in the Netherlands Publish Open Letter to Pope Francis

Gay pastoral ministers in the Netherlands have published an open letter to Pope Francis protesting the Vatican's ban on gay priests and claiming the Gospel's credibility is imperiled by the Church's attitude on homosexuality. Read More

Jamie Manson Castigates Vatican for Harmful Language About Gay Priests

Jamie Manson, a noted queer columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, has entered anew the debate over gay men in the priesthood (reinvigorated after Pope Francis' most recent comments on the issue) with a striking critique of the language and the ideas church leaders use against gay priests. Read More

After Papal Comment, Renewed Debate on Whether a “Gay Lobby” Exists in the Clergy

Pope Francis' recent comment about gay priests has reinvigorated the back and forth about whether gay men should be ordained and what role such priests may or may not have played in the Church's sexual misconduct scandal. Read More