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In Chicago, a Renewed Alumni Effort to Seek Justice for Fired Gay Church Worker

Alumni of a Catholic high school which fired a gay teacher two years ago have begun renewed efforts for justice after that teacher released a new essay about his experiences last month. Read More

Church Officials in Germany Seemingly Defy Vatican, Will Accept Gay Men to Seminaries

In seeming defiance of a Vatican ban on gay men in the priesthood, German dioceses have announced they will accept candidates with homosexual orientations assuming these men remain celibate. 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

QUOTE TO NOTE: Could ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Bring New Honesty to Church Teaching?

At Roman noontime, in just a few hours, Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation will be... Read More

Awkward Walks: The Transfiguration, Coming Out, and Pope Francis

Periodically in Lent, Bondings 2.0 will feature reflections by two New Ways Ministry staff members:  Matthew Myers,... Read More

As ENDA Passes to Senate, U.S. Bishops Renew Anti-LGBT Rights Campaign

On Monday evening, the US Senate voted to move the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a... Read More

Justice Antonin Scalia Misusing Catholic Faith to Promote Anti-Gay Bias

Just weeks ago, Pope Francis shook up the Catholic Church with a wide-ranging and welcome... Read More

Australia’s Catholic Prime Minister Defends Marriage Equality

As Australians cast their ballots this weekend, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s promise to pass marriage... Read More

Mexican Bishop Calls Homophobia a “Mental Illness”

A Mexican Catholic bishop who has been a strong supporter of LGBT issues has declared... Read More

Fr. Helmut Schüller, Austrian Reformer Banned in Boston, Begins U.S. Tour This Month

Fr. Helmut Schüller, noted for his efforts at church reform in the Archdiocese of Vienna,... Read More