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Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival Provides An Example of Family Inclusiveness to Church Leaders

In the continuing controversy about whether LGBTQ families will be welcome at the Vatican's World Meeting of Families, to be held in August in Dublin, a new challenge has been offered by Ireland's community of sexual and gender minorities. Read More

Priests and Laity Disappointed that LGBT Families Are Absent from World Meeting of Families Preparations

With Pope Francis confirming his visit to the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Irish priests and politicians have expressed hope that LGBT and other "non-traditional" families will be included. Read More

CATHOLIC LGBT HISTORY: Irish Theologian Urges Greater Acceptance of Gays

March, a month in which we all celebrate Irish heritage, has had some shaky news about relationships between the Irish and LGBT communities. But 18 years ago, an eminent Irish theologian was arguing for greater LGBT inclusion in the church. Read More

Irish Officials Seek Inclusive World Meeting of Families, But Who Defines Inclusion?

As preparations for the upcoming World Meeting of Families (WMF) press on, Irish officials continue to insist that the event be fully inclusive for all families, including LGBT ones. But a cardinal's remark shows the potential rupture between how inclusion is being understood. Read More

Bishop Censored for Acknowledging the Reality That LGBT Families Exist

A bishop's recognition of lesbian and gay relationships have been removed from a video produced in anticipation of the 2018 World Meeting of Families scheduled for this August.  Read More

World Meeting of Families Video Includes Voices of Lesbian Catholic, Catholic Mother of Gay Child

Lesbian/gay stories were included in preparatory materials for the 2018 World Meeting of Families, a potential sign that this year's gathering in Dublin may be more inclusive than past events. Read More

Former Irish President, Others Concerned LGBT People Will Be Excluded at World Meeting of Families

The former president of Ireland, a Catholic theologian, and an LGBT advocate have all expressed worries that LGBT people might be shut out of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) this summer. Read More

World Meeting of Families Deletes References to Same-Gender Couples

Are LGBT people being erased from materials for the World Meeting of Families? Some observers have suggested this is the case based on picture and text changes in one resource. Read More

Bishop Wants All Families Welcomed at International Catholic Gathering

An Irish bishop has insisted that supports of marriage equality be included in the World Meeting of Families that will be held in Dublin next year. Here's what else he had to say. . . Read More

LGBT Pilgrims Reflect on World Meeting of Families; Others Question Meeting's Impact

As a busy fall for Catholic LGBT advocates winds down, its time for reflecting about what happened–and... Read More