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Bishop Calls for “Special Vigilance” to Stop Transgender People Entering Seminary

A committee chair at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has claimed that transgender men have been admitted to seminaries, and is seeking new policies to ensure this cannot happen, including the prospect of intrusive medical examinations. Read More

Profile of Gay Priests in Brazil Reveals the High Personal Toll of Repressing One’s Sexuality

A 2020 BBC profile of several gay Brazilian priests offer insights into the church’s approach to  homosexuality in their own ranks and lessons on how the church could evolve. Today’s post will look at the personal toll repression takes on the number of gay priests within the church. Read More

Irish Seminary Leaders Defy Vatican Ban, Welcome Gay Men Called to Priesthood

Leaders of Ireland's main seminary have said they would welcome gay men called to priestly ministry as long as they remained celibate, a statement contradicting the Vatican's instruction banning gay priests. Read More

Pope Francis Seemingly Re-Affirms Ban on Gay Men in Priesthood

Where does Pope Francis really stand on homosexuality? That question is raised in a new way after news both that he affirmed a gay man’s sexual identity as created by God while concurrently warning against gay men entering the priesthood. Read More

Priest Marches in Pride, Shares His Story of Being Gay and Faithful

A gay Catholic priest in the Philippines marched at Pride this year, and recently shared... Read More

Gay Priests Have a Place in the Catholic Church, Says Irish Senator

An Irish legislator has affirmed a place for openly gay priests in the Catholic Church,... Read More

Archbishop Withdraws Students Over “Gay Culture” at Irish Seminary

A leading Irish archbishop has withdrawn his diocese’s students from an embattled seminary, citing allegations of... Read More