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Two Church Leaders Blame LGBTQ People for Coronavirus Pandemic

Two ranking church leaders have blamed transgender people for the coronavirus pandemic currently spreading globally and imperiling billions of people's lives. Read More

How the Next Synod Treats LGBTQ Catholics Will Be Its Most Telling Indicator of Success

The Vatican announced this week that the next Synod of Bishops gathering in 2022 will be on the theme of "synodality." But as preparations begin, a looming question over the proceedings will be, once again: are LGBTQ people to be included? Read More

Bishops Refute Claims that Pope Francis Displeased with Fr. James Martin’s LGBT Ministry

Two bishops have pushed back against anonymous claims that, during an ad limina visit with U.S. bishops, Pope Francis expressed concern with Fr. James Martin's LGBT ministry. Read More

Official Denies that Vatican Commission Opened Door to LGBTQ Relationships

The Pontifical Biblical Commission released a new work on anthropology that recognizes advances in modern scriptural scholarship. But reports that this work opened the door to same-gender sexual acts are incorrect, warned one Vatican official. Read More

U.S. Archbishop Says Pope Francis Named Transgender Rights as ‘Significant Issue’

A U.S. archbishop has claimed that during ad limina meetings, Pope Francis named the movement for transgender rights as a 'significant issue' of today alongside abortion. Read More

Dismissed Gay Priest Wins Vatican Appeal

A gay priest dismissed from ministry after coming out has been reinstated by the Vatican, which reversed the dismissal on appeal due to lack of any clear charges or evidence. Read More

Vatican Official Criticizes ‘Ultraconservatives’ for Linking Gay Priests to Sexual Abuse

Two church officials have rejected the myth that there is a link between homosexuality and child abuse and criticized right wing groups that advance such falsehoods. Read More

New Ways Ministry Praises Pope Francis For Condemning Persecution of Lesbian/Gay People

New Ways Ministry welcomes Pope Francis' statement condemning the persecution of LGBTQ people. Read More

Pope Francis’ Meeting with Fr. James Martin Rebukes Culture War Bishops, Raises Questions on Inclusion

The private audience between Pope Francis and Fr. James Martin, SJ, reverberated through all sides of the LGBTQ equality debate in the Catholic Church. But beyond a papal affirmation of the latter's LGBTQ ministry, what significance is there to the meeting? Today's post features two commentaries on this question. Read More

How the Synod on the Amazon Could Lead to a More LGBTQ-Inclusive Church

That the Synod on the Amazon now underway will not directly address LGBTQ issues does not mean Catholic advocates for equality should ignore an ecclesial event that could greatly impact our efforts for equality in the church. Read More