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Catholics Worldwide Ask Vatican to Withdraw Its Opposition to LGBTQ Refugee Protections

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) and its member organizations have appealed to Pope Francis and other ranking church official with a request that the Vatican withdraw its objections to a United Nations report seeking better protections for LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. Read More

Vatican UN Rep Objects to Language on LGBTQ Refugees

A representative of the Holy See to the United Nations has objected to interpreting international law in ways that would specifically protect LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

Vatican Rips United Nations Report on Gender Equality as “Unacceptable and Offensive”

The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that "particularly unacceptable and offensive" are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to "human rights."  Read More

NEWS NOTES: Pax Christi Group Forms LGBT Ministry; John Gehring Appeals for Civility; and More

Today's post features stories on a local chapter of Pax Christi USA that started an LGBT group, the way Polish politicians with close ties to the Church are attacking LGBT rights, and more. Read More

Facing Violence, LGBT People Deserve Human Rights Support from Vatican

A new report powerfully revealed the scope and intensity of anti-LGBT violence and discrimination that exist in... Read More

NEWS NOTES: April 17, 2014

Here are some items that you might find of interest: 1) The Catholic island nation... Read More

Who Is Perpetuating Real Harm in the Marriage Equality Debate?

Commensurate with expanding LGBT rights is the increasingly harsh anti-gay rhetoric of Catholic leaders opposed... Read More

Critics Question Inclusion of LGBT Recommendations in UN Sexual Abuse Report

A United Nations committee’s decision to include recommendations regarding LGBT matters and other social issues... Read More

United Nations Report to Vatican Recommends More Robust LGBT Solidarity

The United Nations Committee on the Convention of the Rights of a Child, an organization... Read More