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3,000+ Catholics Sign New Ways Ministry’s Pledge to Bless Same-Gender Couples

The largest single protest by Catholics against the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender unions has been published online with over 3,000 people participating, including over 100 theologians. Read More

Cardinal Schönborn: Same-Gender Couples Seeking Blessing Should Not Be Denied

A top church leader in Austria has said in an interview that same-gender couples should not be denied a blessing by the church if the request for the blessing is "honest."  Read More

More Than 200 German Theologians Issue Statement Opposed to Vatican’s Blessings Ban

More than 200 German theologians published a statement in opposition to the Vatican's responsum released last week that banned blessings for same-gender couples, adding to intensifying criticism from many sectors of the German-speaking church. Read More

On the Fifth Anniversary of “Amoris Laetitia,” What’s Love Got to Do with It?

On the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL), one refrain keeps coming to my mind “What’s Amor Got to Do With It?” Read More

Bishop Is “Ashamed” of Church, Apologizes for Vatican’s Ban on Same-Gender Blessings

Bishops in Belgium have affirmed a member of their episcopate who expressed his disagreement with the Vatican over church blessings for same-gender couples, which Rome banned on Monday. Meanwhile, in Germany, support for LGBTQ inclusion continues to grow, too. Read More

Austrian Priests Respond to Vatican Ban on Queer Blessings with “Call to Disobedience”

A group of reform-minded Austrian priests have issued the strongest critique yet of the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender unions, published Monday by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Read More

Morality Beyond “Intrinsically Disordered”: Our Call to Announce Justice

"What then is my role in living a moral life as an LGBTQ Catholic? How am I called to announce God’s justice?" Read More

Theologian: Vatican’s Nativity Scene Signals Church with a Future

Against its many critics, theologian Brian Flanagan writes a defense of the Vatican's 2020 Nativity scene that has lessons for LGBTQ Catholics and allies, too. Read More

Pope’s Affirmation of “Right to Family” Can Help LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

As Pope Francis has consistently emphasized, mercy encounters persons and their needs, not their moral infractions. When Catholic families and communities learn to see others with these eyes, new horizons in how we imagine the extent and diversity of our families may well unfold. Read More

Theologians Call on Church to Abandon Resistance to Transgender, Intersex People

Two well-known U.S. Catholic theologians have called on the church to abandon its ill-informed discrimination against transgender and intersex people, and to choose instead to imitate Christ by welcoming and affirming them. Read More