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Pope Francis Upholds Suspension of Gay Priest, But New Bishop May Turn Things Around

Pope Francis has upheld a local bishop's decision to suspended a priest from ministry after the priest came out as gay in a 2019 autobiography. Read More

Revisiting Vatican’s LGBTQ-Negative Gender Document on First Anniversary of Its Publication

One year ago today, the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published a document on gender that was roundly criticized by LGBTQ advocates for its negative approach. Today's post on the anniversary features a perspective from the intersection of faith and science. Read More

LGBTQ Equality Should Be Part of Pope Francis’ Vision for the Post-Pandemic World

Pope Francis has invited the world to consider how we can build a post-pandemic "collective future" free from inequality. As we heed the pope's message, we must also add that the collective future—both for the church and the world—must include equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

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