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German Bishop Calls for Church to Apologize for Harming Lesbian/Gay People

A senior bishop in Germany has suggested the church apologize for harming lesbian and gay people. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Instructs Spanish Bishops To Disavow Ex-Gay Group

The Vatican has instructed Spain's bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first. Read More

Archbishop Retracts Criticism of Vatican Over Italian LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Bill

An archbishop has retracted his criticism of the Vatican over its intervention against an LGBTQ non-discrimination bill being debated in Italy. Read More

Pope Francis Invites Transgender Group to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines at Vatican

News broke last week that on Holy Saturday this year, the Vatican hosted a transgender group for vaccinations at the personal invitation of Pope Francis. Read More

Archbishop Criticizes Vatican’s Intervention Over Italian Non-Discrimination Bill

A top archbishop has criticized the Holy See's intervention over a proposed bill in Italy to enhance non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, though the archbishop also critiqued the bill itself. Read More

As Pope Francis Blesses Priest’s Ministry, Vatican Seeks Changes to Non-Discrimination Bill

The contrast between Pope Francis and the Vatican when it comes to LGBTQ issues was again on display this past week with Francis sending a positive note to Fr. James Martin while the Curia is mired in a diplomatic dispute. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Preemptively Objects to Italian Bill Targeting LGBTQ Discrimination

The Vatican has raised its objection to a proposed Italian law that would combat anti-gay discrimination, which is especially notable given the historic diplomatic nature of this move. Read More

Priests’ Group in Pittsburgh Issue Statement Criticizing Vatican’s Blessings Ban

A group of U.S. priests has issued a statement critical of the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Today's post includes that news, as well as several other related news updates. Read More

Celebrating Pride In a New Catholic Moment

Pride Month feels a little different this year than in the past. For one thing,... Read More

U.S. Embassy to the Holy See Marks Pride by Flying Rainbow Flag in Vatican’s Backyard

The United States' embassy to the Holy See is marking Pride Month by flying a rainbow flag for the first time, a decision that has faced some criticism from Catholic politicians but is very much in keeping with President Joe Biden's agenda. Read More