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Advocates Gather for Global Forum on the State of LGBTQI Catholic Affairs

LGBTQI advocates from around the world gathered in Chicago last week for the third assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a conference which ended with a daylong forum on the state of LGBTQI Catholic affairs. Read More

Catholics Must Stop Trump’s Misuse of Natural Law Theory Against LGBTQ Equality

The Trump administration announced earlier this spring that it was launching an advisory board on human rights to be grounded in natural law. The natural law tradition has been used theologically by Catholics for centuries, often to the detriment of marginalized groups. How should Catholics respond to this move that could potentially imperil LGBTQ equality worldwide? Read More

Thousands of German Religious Educators Call for Rethinking of Church Teachings on Sexuality

Ahead of the German church's upcoming synodal process, an organization representing thousands of religious educators in Germany has called for the Catholic Church to reconsider its teachings on sexual morality, more specifically on homosexuality. Read More

U.S. Bishops Provisionally Affirm Opposition to Transgender Equality as Key Strategic Priority

The U.S. bishops have provisionally affirmed opposition to transgender rights and the continuation of their religious liberty campaign as key parts of their strategic priorities for 2021-2024.  Read More

Second Vatican Document on Gender Expected, Even As Cardinal Admits Failure to Listen

It is being reported that a second document on gender is being prepared by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine (CDF) of the Faith, even as the cardinal behind the first document released last week acknowledged flaws in it. Read More

Catholic Bishops and LGBTQI Advocates At Odds Over Vatican’s View of Gender Identity

The U.S. bishops' top official on education has welcomed a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," which has prompted condemnation from LGBTQ advocates. Read More

Pope Francis on LGBT People: “If we were convinced that they are children of God, things would change a lot.”

Pope Francis has again commented on homosexuality, again clarifying in a recent interview that he does not believe lesbian and gay youth need psychiatrists and saying he is a "conservative" who believes it is "an incongruity to speak of homosexual marriage." Read More

Top Cardinal Seeks Change in Church’s Language on Homosexuality He Calls “Very Unfortunate”

A top cardinal in the U.S. has described Church teaching's language about homosexuality as "very unfortunate" and said he hopes it will become "a little less hurtful" in the future. Read More

Former Pope Benedict XVI Partially Blames “Homosexual Cliques” for Sexual Abuse Crisis

The former pope, Benedict XVI, has become the latest Church leader to blame gay priests for the clergy sexual abuse crisis, a myth which remains debated despite evidence that homosexuality is not a cause of the crisis. Read More

Bishop Gumbleton: “No Parent Should Ever Tell a Child That He or She Is Intrinsically Disordered”

Longtime LGBTQ advocate Bishop Thomas Gumbleton has called for the Church to re-evaluate its teachings on homosexuality in light of science and pastoral care, particularly the use of the term "intrinsically disordered." Read More