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Vatican’s Synod Office Makes LGBTQ Issues Focus of Latest Newsletter

The Synod office at the Vatican has featured LGBTQ issues, including stories about same-gender couples, in the latest edition of its newsletter. Read More

In Historic First, Leader of Vatican’s Synod Office Addresses LGBTQ Audience

In an historic first, a Vatican official spoke to an audience of LGBTQ Catholics this past Sunday, encouraging them to participate in the synodal process while also learning about their experiences. Read More

New Document on Catholic Schools Mixed On Question of LGBTQ Employment Disputes

The Congregation for Catholic Education has released a new document on Catholic identity that could impact how LGBTQ issues, particularly related to employment, are addressed. Read More

Join an Historic Conversation Between a Vatican Official and LGBTQ People

This Sunday, for what is likely the first time, a Vatican official will address an LGBTQ audience. Registration for the event closes today. Read More

Is the Vatican’s “Preach the Gospel” Restructuring Good News for LGBTQ Catholics?

Last weekend, in a surprise announcement, the Vatican released a new constitution for the Roman Curia. Many observers are praising it as significant reform, but is this restructuring good news for LGBTQ Catholics? Read More

Vatican Official to Give New Ways Ministry Lecture on Synodality & Reconciliation

New Ways Ministry is pleased to announce that Sr. Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ, Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, will be delivering the 2022 Father Robert Nugent Memorial Lecture. Read More

Ten Years Later, Will LGBTQ Advocate Fr. Tony Flannery Receive Justice at the Vatican?

After ten years of being silenced by the Vatican, due in part for his support of marriage equality, Ireland’s Fr. Tony Flannery is calling for an independent review of the Vatican’s ruling. Read More

Pope Francis Tells Parents of LGBTQ Children: “Never Condemn a Child”

Pope Francis has made supportive remarks for parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer children, saying further that the parents must not condemn their children. Read More

Pope Reassigns Official Thought to Be Behind Vatican’s Blessing Ban

A key Vatican official believed to be the person responsible for the Vatican ban on same-gender blessings last year has been reassigned by Pope Francis in a personnel change that could have wider significance. Read More

Programs Scheduled For LGBTQ & Ally Participation in Synod on Synodality

With the Synod on Synodality now fully underway, New Ways Ministry is announcing two upcoming programs in early 2022 to help LGBTQ people and allies engage with the synodal process. Read More