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North African Bishops Break from Peers, Affirm LGBTQ+ Blessings; And More News

Bishops in North Africa have endorsed "Fiducia Supplicans," the Vatican declaration on blessings, breaking from a African bishops' wider statement rejecting the declaration in harsh terms. Today's post features this story and other development in the debate over blessings same-gender couples and others in "irregular" situations. Read More

As Global Synod Progresses, LGBTQ+ Inclusion a Prominent Issue in National Reports

Today's post highlights LGBTQ-related findings from the national syntheses submitted to the Vatican for the Synod on Synodality.  Read More

Bishop in U.K. Applauds Court Decision Limiting Treatments for Transgender Children

Senior Catholic officials in the United Kingdom have applauded a ruling from the nation’s highest court that says certain transgender children lack the legal competency to consent to medical treatments administered by a gender identity clinic. Read More

U.K. Bishops’ Voting Guide Reveals Pope Francis’ Influence

Conversations on marriage and family initiated by Pope Francis have opened doors within the church for... Read More

As England Passes Equal Marriage, Catholic Church Given Opportunity to Grow

Marriage equality is finally legal in the United Kingdom after receiving ‘Royal Assent’ from Queen... Read More

Catholics Have Played Significant Role in Britain’s Marriage Equality Successes

While it is well-known that England and Wales are drawing closer to legalizing marriage equality,... Read More

British Catholic Leaders Support Marriage Equality Legislation

The Times of London, England, has published a letter to the editor today from 27... Read More

England's Leading Catholic Archbishop Again Strikes a Moderate Note

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Catholic church in England and Wales, has made... Read More