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Bishop Says He Is Ready to Be a Martyr in Defending Conversion Therapy Practices

A Spanish bishop under investigation for putting worshippers, including minors, through an allegedly illegal conversion therapy process has told Catholics they must be ready to be martyrs in defense of the church's freedom to offer such practices. Read More

Priest Opposed to Conversion Therapy Ban Admits He Was Not Authorized to Speak for Church

A Colorado priest who testified against the state's conversion therapy bill which is set to be signed into law today has admitted that despite his claims, he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Catholic Church. Read More

Government Investigation Opened into Spanish Diocese’s Conversion Therapy Program

A Spanish diocese is denying reports that it has offered conversion therapy, reports which have prompted a government investigation into whether the Church violated laws banning such treatment. Read More

“It Can’t Be Bad to Be Gay Because God Created It,” Says Archbishop’s Representative

Catholics in Malta have sharply rejected claims by fellow Christians who support of "ex-gay" therapies, including one Church representative saying "it can't be bad to be gay because God created it" and a group of LGBT Catholics and their parents publishing a supportive open letter. Read More

Archbishop’s Efforts for “Ex-Gay” Therapy Likely Exempted from State Ban on Torturous Practice

Efforts by Colorado's top Church leader to implement "ex-gay" therapies in his diocese will likely be exempted from a pending statewide ban on the torturous practice. That leader has also come out strongly against other legislation which would expand LGBT sexual education in schools. Read More

Archbishop Endorses Reparative Therapy, Speaker Who Says Being Gay is “Popular Myth”

The archbishop of Denver has endorsed a program which endorses "ex-gay" therapy, praising efforts by the program's founder who has said that "Satan delights in homosexual perversion." Read More

Scotland Diocese Defends Links to “Ex-Gay” Therapy Resources on Website

Church officials in Scotland are defending the posting of "ex-gay" therapy resources on a diocesan website, raising anew many Catholic leaders' problematic and ambiguous stance to this horrible practice. Read More

Reviewers Highlight Lessons for Catholics in New Conversion Therapy Film, “Boy Erased”

"Boy Erased" about a teen's experience with ex-gay conversion therapy is "one of the most important films you will see this year," wrote one reviewer who was not the only person reflecting on the film's connections to Catholic theology. Read More

Vatican Clarifies Pope Francis’ Remark About Psychiatry

A small brouhaha erupted this week after Pope Francis' advice to parents of lesbian and gay children were interpreted by some to indicate that the pontiff was recommending psychiatric help to prevent a child from becoming lesbian or gay. Read More

On Fathers’ Day, A Grandfather’s Struggle with Church and State for Transgender Grandchild

My daughter, Marsha, is the mother of identical twins. Both were born with the bodies of girls. Marsha always wanted to name a daughter after my mother, Mary, so she named the twins Joanne and Mary. Joanne always loved to wear tutus and Mary wanted to wear camouflage type outfits. Read More