Young theologians are denouncing discrimination in the Church, asking “how could a loving God want that?”.
Rainbow Catholics are urging the Pope and the Vatican to rein in LGBTIQ+-phobic prelates, warning that it is “literally a matter of life and death”.
A Global Catholic group is calling on the Polish Bishops to use “every means available” to them to “protect the dignity” of LGBTIQ+ people.
A Polish gay couple pleaded with the Pope to “take action” on the homophobic bishops of their country before the prelates there endorsed so-called gay ‘conversion therapy’.
An Italian Catholic group is backing a new homotransphobia law, saying that in the proposed legislation there is “no real risk to anybody’s fundamental freedoms”.
The Spanish Jesuits have shown their support for LGBT Pride, publishing an article on their website encouraging homosexual people by saying “each person has to be proud to be as God created them”.
The Church has “got to answer” for its teaching on gays that “empowers the homophobic bully”, a former Irish president has insisted.
Madrid LGBTI+H Christians have responded to ultra-Catholic, queerphobic attacks on their association’s premises with even more “love” and “forgiveness”.
The Italian Bishops’ newspaper has been accused by Catholics of allowing only a “one-way debate” on a new homophobia law.
To link homosexuality and pedophilia is a “great injustice” and a “criminalisation” of gay sexual and affective identity, a key Vatican official has insisted.
The Pope railed in a major speech Friday against ecological sins and the resurgence of “Nazi”-inspired homophobia, anti-Semitism and Romaphobia.
Slovak LGBT+ Christians and their supporters are hoping that the country’s swing to the left politically will bring an end to years of Church-backed oppression.
Päivi Räsänen is a Finnish politician currently under police investigation for an alleged homophobic hate crime.
A Finnish politician is holding firm on homophobic views she says are supported by the Bible as police begin a pre-trial investigation into her for promoting hate.
Polish Catholics have launched a petition calling on their bishops to stop their attacks and lies on the LGBTQ+ community.
The fates of two very different priests in Poland are revealing the distance of the country’s institutional Church from the Gospel message.
Thousands of people have defied repeated homophobic statements from Poland’s bishops and politicians and participated in a peaceful Pride March in the city of Plock.
Czech cardinal Dominik Duka has fallen in behind the homophobia of the Polish bishops and warned against the “atheistic” and “satanic” elements of LGBT “ideology”.
Members of Poland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have called on homophobic Archbishop of Krakow Marek Jedraszewski to resign.
The Washington Post, one of the world’s most important media outlets, has carried an editorial claiming that the Polish Catholic Church is complicit in an increasingly repressive “authoritarian state” that “brings to mind the darkest years of the 20th century”.