Church reform groups have blasted the Vatican for bullying a “courageous” Irish priest in favour of women’s ordination and gay marriage, telling Roman authorities to “get a grip”.
Pope Francis has told parents of LGBTIQ+ offspring that “the Lord loves your children just as they are”.
A Spanish priest has encouraged a conference of lesbians and bisexual women, telling them that “we are all human beings, equal in dignity”.
With support from Pope Francis, a nun helping Trans women in Argentina is refusing to back down in the face of criticism of her ministry.
“It is clear” that current opportunities for women in the Church are “not enough”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has lamented.
German Catholic students are adopting inclusive language for God, explaining that “God cannot be assigned to any gender or other human categories”.
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 German bishop is hoping for change in what he regards as “discriminatory” Catholic sexual morality.
In the 2020 US presidential election, Democrats and Republicans are appealing to Roman Catholics more than ever before. This election is pivotal for a country that has the prospect of four more years of President Donald Trump or a new Democratic president in Joe Biden.
Criticism is raining down on the Polish Bishops after they affirmed that Church doctrine on homosexuality is infallible and supported gay ‘conversion therapy’.
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’.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is a devotion practiced especially within traditional circles in the Catholic Church. The Sacred Heart exhibits the boundless love that the Trinity has for all humans.
A Catholic parish in Germany has hoisted a 8-metre-high rainbow banner to show that LGBT+ people “can be at home in our church”.
Rome’s gay community has criticised a bishop for disciplining a priest who celebrated a same-sex civil union.
Every year thousands of devotees visit the shrine of Montevergine in the Italian region of Campania (Italy). Among them, many transsexuals who feel welcome in front of “Mamma Schiavona” (Slave Mama or Slavic Mama). “Even if we are daughters of an ancient cultural tradition, discrimination against us is still deeply rooted.”
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”.
“We became priests to bless people, not to curse them”, a Spanish priest has explained of his LGBTQ outreach.
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.
A Maltese LGBTQ Catholic organisation, together with rainbow Catholics around Europe and beyond, have come out in support of two LGBTQ-positive groups – Dignity and Fortunate Families – recently expelled from the Archdiocese of Detroit, in the US, calling the actions of the archbishop there “discriminatory”, “heartless” and “insensitive”.
“We have much to learn from your courage”, a Catholic priest and head chaplain of the Irish armed forces has told LGBTQI+ soldiers.
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.
The new Austrian Bishops’ chair started a process to look into same-sex blessings but did not commission or approve a book in favour of the same, his spokesperson has claimed.
Warsaw Jews are standing up for LGBT people against the “hostility and hatred” directed at them by the Polish government and also by the Church.
The new head of the Austrian Bishops appears open to a rethink of Catholic doctrine on homosexuality and has commissioned a book on gay blessings.
A German bishop has warned that the Church’s ‘synodal path’ reform process must succeed or else Catholicism in the country “will become a sect”.