Slovakian Archbishop Apologizes for Harmful Comments After Two Gay Men Murdered

An archbishop in Slovakia has apologized after initially making offensive comments in the wake of the murder of two gay men outside an LGBTQ+ bar in Bratislava. Read More

Fr. James Martin Says Pope Francis’ LGBTQ Efforts Are “Nothing Short of Revolutionary”

Fr. James Martin, S.J., has called the space that Pope Francis is carving out for LGBTQ people “nothing short of revolutionary.” Read More

Pope Francis Affirms Need for Lesbian/Gay Pastoral Care, Criticizes “Gender Ideology”

In an interview released yesterday, Pope Francis has affirmed the need for pastoral care benefitting lesbian and gay people, but again attacked "gender ideology. Read More

In Press Conference, Pope Francis Makes Support for Civil Unions Absolutely Clear

Pope Francis has reiterated his support for same-gender civil unions in very clear terms. He did so just days after attending a screening of last year's controversial documentary in which he seemingly made such support known, too. Read More

Slovak LGBTQ Catholics See Hope Despite Church and State

As LGBTQ Christians in Slovakia embrace their sexual and religious identities, the Catholic Church and Slovakian political parties have been slow to embrace a welcoming attitude. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Malta Receives Top LGBT Rights Score; Poland May Elect Gay Atheist as President; and More

A variety of short news items on topics of Catholic LGBTQ interest. Click the links to learn more. Read More

Pope's Influence Fails to Move Slovaks to Oppose Marriage & Adoption Equality

Even with the endorsement of Pope Francis, a referendum to ban same-gender marriage and adoption... Read More

Pope Francis Endorses Bans on Pro-LGBT Laws in Slovakia

Pope Francis blessed efforts to deny LGBT rights in Slovakia while addressing a group of pilgrims during his Wednesday audience. Read More

NEWS NOTES: June 18, 2014

Here are some items you might find of interest: 1) Most Holy Redeemer Catholic parish,... Read More