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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

Ahead of Vatican Summit, The New York Times Publishes Major Article on Gay Priests

The New York Times published a major feature on gay priests earlier this week, the latest in a series of media stories on the topic about which there is renewed interest due to the scapegoating of these men for the clergy sex abuse scandal. Read More

Excerpt from “In the Closet of the Vatican” Released Ahead of Book Launch

Ahead of its publication, the National Catholic Reporter released an excerpt from the book "Inside the Closet of the Vatican" by Frédéric Martel. Read More

New Book on Homosexuality at the Vatican Concerns Advocates for Gay Priests

A new book on homosexuality and the Vatican is being released this week, one which includes the claim, among several controversial assertions, that 80 percent of priests at the Vatican are gay. Read More

Vatican’s Moral Shift on Hysterectomies Shows Way Forward on LGBT Issues

A new pronouncement from the Vatican which expands the grounds upon which a hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the uterus, is morally licit could have implications for LGBT issues. Read More