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Pope Francis.

Don't jump to conclusions about your children's sexuality, Pope Francis says

Apr 1, 2019

Pope Francis said Sunday that homosexual tendencies are not sins, and that parents who are concerned about tendencies in their... Read more

 Kardinal Walter Brandmüller Foto: CNA/Martha Calderon

The Church and sexuality: An interview with Cardinal Brandmüller

Jan 9, 2019

In an interview with CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language sister agency, the church historian explained his remarks - and pointed to... Read more

Pope Francis.

In new book on clergy and religious life, Pope Francis addresses homosexuality

Nov 30, 2018

In a book-length interview to be published next week, Pope Francis addressed gifts and challenges for clerical and religious vocations,... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2015.

Clergy sex abuse on the rise again, and Church leaders are ignoring why, sociologist says

Nov 2, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

After years in decline, Catholic clergy sex abuse could be on the rise again, warns a professor-priest’s analysis of relevant... Read more

Bishop Robert Morlino. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Madison

Bishop Morlino: 'Homosexual subculture' is source of 'devastation' in the Church

Aug 18, 2018

In response to recent sexual abuse crises, the Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin, has said that the Catholic Church must renew... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Italian bishops' conference in the Vatican's Synod Hall, May 21 2018.

Report: Pope Francis affirms Church practice against admitting gay men to seminary

May 24, 2018

By Elise Harris

In a closed-door speech to Italian bishops on Monday, Pope Francis reportedly spoke about the number and quality of seminary... Read more

Daniel Mattson.

‘The most welcoming place’ - How the Church can reach out to the LGBT community

May 23, 2018

By Elise Harris

Daniel Mattson is accustomed to talking about same-sex attraction. He’s written a book on the subject, and he speaks to... Read more

California Capitol Building.

Could a California bill ban Christian teaching on homosexuality?

Apr 22, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A proposed law in California could have a chilling effect on free speech, warn critics who fear that it could... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

Updated: Cardinal Marx discusses blessings for same-sex couples

Feb 7, 2018

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has said that, in his view, "there are no general solutions" regarding the... Read more

In prayer.

What does it look like to be gay – and a practicing Catholic?

Jun 27, 2017

More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ.

Newark archdiocese defends welcoming of LGBT pilgrimage

Jun 20, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Last month Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark welcomed a pilgrimage of self-identified LGBT pilgrims, with an archdiocesan spokesman saying it... Read more

Inside the Synod Hall during the meeting of bishops and cardinals on Oct. 14, 2015.

Courage apostolate participates in Mexican bishops' meeting

May 15, 2017

Four representatives from Courage International, Inc. – a Catholic ministry which supports those who experience homosexual inclinations in choosing chastity... Read more

Rainbow Flag.

Can you teach the truth and not be a hater? This ministry for gay Catholics says yes.

Jan 13, 2017

By Mary Farrow

In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several... Read more

Catholic event aims to answer 'challenging' sexuality questions with charity

Sep 24, 2016

A Catholic-run conference aims to help clergy, lay ministers, and medical and mental health professionals provide better support for people... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 11, 2015.

How to understand Pope Francis' 'apology' to the gay community

Jun 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

As Pope Francis on Sunday backed the idea of apologizing to gay individuals who may feel marginalized by the Church,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard the papal flight to Armenia, June 24, 2016.

Pope Francis says Church must accompany gays, not discriminate

Jun 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

In a wide-ranging inflight press conference on his way back from Armenia on Sunday, Pope Francis responded to a question... Read more

Cardinal Antonio Canizares.

'Hate crime' case against Valencia archbishop thrown out

Jun 25, 2016

A judge in Spain has thrown out a “hate crime” case concerning Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, Spain, ruling that... Read more

Hands in prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2015.

Why choose celibacy? A gay Catholic speaks out

Dec 20, 2015

More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was... Read more

Gay Catholic to Synod: Please protect teaching on homosexuality

Oct 23, 2015

By Ann Schneible

With the pastoral care of homosexual persons on the agenda of the Synod on the Family, one man with same-sex... Read more

Why three gay Catholics left the Church – and why they returned

Oct 15, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same.  Read more