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What is a Queer Catholic Sexual Ethic: Eve Tushnet, Tenderness, and Queer Sex

I have to begin by admitting my bias. I am not a big fan of Tushnet. But I see some complications in Tushnet’s position that fill me with tenderness, even as I know we will continue to radically disagree on what constitutes a Catholic sexual ethic. Read More

Does Pope Francis’ De-Emphasizing “Sins of the Flesh” Open a Door for LGBTQ Catholics?

During a papal plan press conference on his return from a recent visit to Greece and Cyprus, Pope Francis stated that “sins of the flesh are not the most serious,” but the sin of hatred and pride raise greater concern. This statement has caught the attention of some Catholic leaders concerned with LGBTQ issues. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics’ Cry for Justice “Must Not Be Ignored,” Says Lead Researcher

The lead researcher behind a comprehensive report on magisterial teaching, gender, and sexuality, continues to speak out and challenge traditional Catholic teaching around same-gender relationships. Read More

Fr. James Alison: Support for Civil Unions Reveals Deeper Truth About Pope Francis

Theologian and openly gay priest Fr. James Alison wrote a commentary on Pope Francis' support for civil unions, describing it both as "something not especially new, and yet genuinely 'a big deal'." Read More

Next Steps: Catholic Church Teaching About Homosexuality

Were you to ask an average person on the street what the Catholic Church teaches about LGBTQ people, perhaps one of the most common answers you would get is “The Catholic Church? They’re against them.” However, that impression is wrong. Read More

German Bishops Affirm Homosexuality as “Normal,” Acknowledge Queer Relationships as “Hot Topic”

After sponsoring a consultation on human sexuality, Germany's bishops issued a statement in which they said church teaching against same-gender sexual activity was a "hot topic" and affirmed homosexuality as a "normal" part of human development. Read More

Cardinal Says Rethinking Human Sexuality Is Important Task for the Church

A top U.S. cardinal has said it is "important" and "incumbent" that the church rethink human sexuality in a process of dialogue. Read More

German Bishops Announce “Synodal Path” to Address Sexual Morality, Other Disputed Topics

In response to the sexual abuse crisis, Germany's bishops have announced the beginning of  a "binding synodal path" to examine questions regarding sexual morality, clericalism, and priestly celibacy. Read More

The Time Is Now for Church’s Sexuality Dialogue

The National Catholic Reporter’s editors have called for a “Time for dialogue on sexual ethics”... Read More

Ten Years Later, Sr. Margaret Farley’s “Just Love” Is Still a Most Radical Book

This weekend, Catholics are gathering in Chicago for New Ways Ministry’s 8th National Symposium, “Justice... Read More