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As Germany’s Synodal Way Approaches, Lessons from a Gay Priest’s Coming Out

With Germany's synodal process set to begin this Advent, which will examine sexual morality among other topics, one gay priest's coming out story reveals how honesty, authenticity, and encounter could powerfully benefit that nation's Catholics and the church generally.  Read More

Latest Church Worker Firing in Indianapolis Shows Need for Active Lay Leadership in Church

The spate of firings in Indianapolis is a moment for Catholic laypeople to exercise their ecclesial and moral authority to denounce the unjust discrimination against LGBTQ church employees. Read More

Cardinal Says Rethinking Human Sexuality Is Important Task for the Church

A top U.S. cardinal has said it is "important" and "incumbent" that the church rethink human sexuality in a process of dialogue. Read More

Pope Francis Phones Prominent Gay Theologian and Priest James Alison, Restores Him to Ministry

Pope Francis has called a leading gay theologian and priest who was suspended from active ministry over his LGBTQ-affirming work, saying the pope gave the theologian "the power of the keys." Read More

Theologians Miguel Diaz, Mary Hunt Speak of Liberation and Hope

Earlier this summer, DignityUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national conference in Chicago. The organization has since posted the keynote addresses from theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale, Miguel Diaz, and Mary Hunt. Today's post features selections from the latter two addresses. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis Says Fair Criticism Is “Always Well Received”

Responding to a journalist's question, Pope Francis said criticism of him is "always well received." What lessons might the pope's comments on criticism have for LGBTQ advocates and church reformers? Read More

Recent Steps Towards LGBTQ Inclusion Are Signs of Hope for Church

"What would it mean for the institutional church to welcome L.G.B.T. Catholics?" That is the question posed by Fr. James Martin, SJ, in a new column for America where he shares three recent steps towards inclusion. Read More

Review: New Book on Sin in the Catholic Church Has Lessons for LGBTQ Catholics

Today’s post is from guest blogger Jason Steidl who reviews "Stumbling in Holiness," a new book on sin and sanctity in the church by theologian Brian Flanagan, and shares its implications for LGBTQ and Ally Catholics. Read More

German Bishop Reaffirms His Request for Church Blessings and Civil Partnerships for Same-Gender Couples

A German bishop has reiterated his support blessing same-gender couples and the need for civil recognition of such relationships, too, saying the hierarchy must reconsider its teachings on homosexuality in light of contemporary science. Read More

In First for Colombia, Both Names of Lesbian Mothers Listed on Child’s Baptismal Certificate

A lesbian couple in Colombia has had both mothers' names listed on their child's baptismal certificate, which is reportedly a first for the country and a move which the archdiocese is now defending. Read More