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Nonbinary Delegate to Germany’s Synodal Way Shares Hopes, Concerns About Process

It‘s a special kind of joy to be connected to other queer people in church in this way. For me, the visibility of other trans and nonbinary people especially gives me hope and renews my conviction that I‘m fighting for the right reasons. Read More

German Bishop Defends Synodal Way

A top bishop in Germany is defending that country's Synodal Way after dozens of bishops published an open letter critical of the process, which has been quite LGBTQ-positive in draft documents. Read More

Cardinal Seeks Vatican Correction of Bishops Open to Changing Homosexuality Teachings

A once-leading cardinal has called for the Vatican to correct two fellow prelates who have expressed support for changing church teaching regarding homosexuality. Read More

How Did the German Church Become the Leaders of Catholic LGBTQ Equality?

Over the past few years, members of the LGBTQ Catholic community around the globe have been watching how Germany's church leaders, organizations, and laity are leading the way on progressive measures for LGBTQ equality. Inevitably, the question arises: "How is that happening there when in other places we still struggle?" Read More

German Bishop Issues Written Commitment Not to Fire LGBTQ Church Workers

A German bishop has issued a written commitment that church workers will not be fired because they are LGBTQ. Today's post includes this story and other updates from Germany. Read More

Germany’s Synodal Way Advances Documents Seeking Pro-LGBTQ Church Reforms

Delegates of Germany's Synodal Way voted for three LGBTQ-positive texts last week, including calls for the church to bless LGBTQ couples and reconsider teachings on homosexuality. Read More

In Germany’s Synodal Way, Non-Binary Catholic and Bishop Split on Gendered Language

As Germany's Synodal Way again meets today, members are grappling with how the gender binary is effecting both the substance and the language involved in the process. Read More

In Germany, Synodal Way Approves Text that Seeks Blessings for LGBTQ Couples

German Catholics took their next steps in the Synodal Way with the second assembly last weekend that included approval of a text which speaks positively about LGBTQ people and calls for the church to bless their relationships. Read More

Open Letter Protests Archdiocese’s Reprimand of Priest Who Blessed LGBTQ Couple

Pastoral workers in Germany released an open letter to protest one archdiocese's reprimanding of a priest who allegedly blessed a same-gender couple earlier this year. Read More

German Archbishop Set to Appoint Pastoral Minister for Berlin’s LGBTQ Community

An archbishop in Germany has promised to designate a pastoral minister to serve the LGBTQ community in his archdiocese.  Read More