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Ignoring Vatican Ban, Bishops in Belgium Release Liturgy to Bless LGBTQ Couples

The Flemish bishops have released a new liturgy to bless same-gender couples, citing Amoris Laetitia in doing so and defying directly the Vatican's 2021 ban on such liturgies. Read More

Bishop Stowe Questions Catholics Who Will “Bless Armaments But Not Some Couples”

At celebrations of Pax Christi USA's 50th anniversary last weekend, LGBTQ+ inclusion was on the agenda, including in Bishop John Stowe's homily where he alluded to a church that will "bless armaments but not some couples." Read More

In New Book, Two German Bishops Seek Re-Evaluation of Church’s Sexuality Teachings

Two bishops in Germany have contributed essays to a new book on Catholicism and LGBTQ issues, and in it they question the hierarchy’s traditional position on sexual morality. Read More

New Survey Finds 62% of U.S. Catholics Support Priests Blessing LGBTQ Couples

In a new survey conducted by America, a majority of U.S. Catholics said they believe priests should be able to bless same-gender couples, although responses to this issue were divided by a number of demographic variables. Read More

Germany’s Married Gay Catholic Health Minister Criticizes Vatican Ban on Blessings

A ranking German government official has criticized the Vatican for banning same-gender blessings, remarks applauded by the priest behind that nation's protests against the ban. Read More

Priests’ Group in Pittsburgh Issue Statement Criticizing Vatican’s Blessings Ban

A group of U.S. priests has issued a statement critical of the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Today's post includes that news, as well as several other related news updates. Read More

German Bishop Supportive of Blessing Same-Gender Couples Asks “Why Not?”

A German bishop who has repeatedly vocalized his support for blessing same-gender couples in the church again spoke out, asking in a media interview, why such blessings are not possible, as the Vatican has said. Read More

What Does Boris Johnson’s Latest Wedding Have to Do With LGBTQ Catholics?

What does Boris Johnson's latest marriage have to do with LGBTQ Catholics? A bit more than appears at first glance, wrote one journalist and educator. Read More

German Priests Explain Why They Celebrated and Blessed Same-Gender Couples

Priests are speaking out about why they are participating in the "#liebegewinnt (Love Wins)" campaign this week, which includes more than 100 events in Germany and Switzerland to bless same-gender couples. Read More

New Ways Ministry Supports German Catholics’ LGBTQ Blessing Events

New Ways Ministry strongly supports the Catholics in Germany, including priests, who today are blessing hundreds of same-gender couples. Read More