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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

Transgender Surgeries Are “Luciferian Refusal” of God’s Will, Says Top Vatican Cardinal

A top Vatican official has condemned so-called gender ideology, specifically gender-confirming surgery, as "a Luciferian refusal" of God's will and has endorsed the Vatican's ban on gay priests. Read More

Fifty LGBTQ Advocates Welcomed to Vatican by High Ranking Cardinal

The Vatican's top official behind Pope Francis received a delegation of advocates working against anti-LGBTQ criminalization and conversion therapy, a meeting described by one Catholic group as a "great step forward" but which should prompt further action. Read More

Vatican Meeting with LGBT Advocates Is a “Great Step Forward,” But More Action Needed

The Vatican’s meeting on April 5, 2019 with lawyers and leaders from international LGBT human rights organizations is a great step forward for improving the relationship between LGBT people and the Catholic Church, but more urgent statements and actions are needed. Read More

Why Did Pope Francis Nearly Omit LGBTQ Issues from His Post-Synod Exhortation?

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation following last year's Synod on Youth has been released, revealing the pope's choice to forgo serious engagement with the several LGBTQ-related issues raised during the synodal process. Read More

Pope Francis Meets with LGBT Pilgrims as Sixth Anniversary of His Election Approaches

In an historic moment for the Catholic Church, members of a pilgrimage for LGBT+ Catholics and their families met with Pope Francis last week and participated in an Ash Wednesday service he led. Read More

Theological Forum Publishes Review Series on New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

The latest additions to the discourse surrounding Frédéric Martel's controversial new book, In the Closet of the Vatican, have been published by an online humanities forum featuring a Catholic theologians and pastoral ministers. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates’ Reviews Split Over New Book, “In the Closet of the Vatican”

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican released last week has generated a number of reviews and commentaries. Today's post highlights several with links provided for further reading. Read More

Abuse Survivors Agree That Gay Priests Are NOT the Cause of Clergy Sex Abuse

While the main event here in Rome is the Protection of Minors in the Church summit meeting, many other events are happening around town to bring out the experiences and perspectives of abuse survivors.  Read More

Cupich: Data Clear that Homosexuality Not a Cause of Clergy Sexual Abuse

A lead organizer for the Vatican's summit on clergy sexual abuse this week has said homosexuality is neither a cause of abuse nor a central problem in the priesthood. Read More