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

Why choose celibacy? A gay Catholic speaks out

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

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

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

Ahead of the synod, LGBT activists lobby bishops. Here's what they want.

As the Synod on the Family approaches, a well-funded LGBT activist coalition is lobbying bishops to revive controversial language from... Read more

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This event hopes to bring the voice of chaste, gay Catholics to the Synod

An upcoming international conference in Rome is hoping to give a face to those with same-sex attrac-tion living in accord... Read more

Vatican: Pope did not endorse 'gay penguin' book

The Vatican has rejected claims in the media that Pope Francis is supporting a book on gay adoption, saying a... Read more

The role of friendship in helping young people with same-sex attraction

True friendship is vital in helping young people who are struggling with same-sex attraction but trying to live a chaste... Read more

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A voice missing from the synod: faithful Catholics with same-sex attraction

When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice... Read more

African, European bishops' meeting promotes an authentic 'joy of the family'

A group of bishops from across Africa and Europe met last weekend pledging to redouble their efforts in favor of... Read more

Marienplatz square in Munich, Germany.

A crisis in the German church? Synod questionnaire would suggest so

The Synod of Bishops began receiving in April responses to a questionnaire that had been sent to dioceses the world... Read more

Dan Savage at Inforum June 11, 2013.

Catholic dissenters' convention keynoter: A pornographic sex columnist?

Dan Savage coordinates an annual pornography festival. He has made obscene tirades about Pope Benedict XVI, denigrated the practice of... Read more

Conscience rights for DC religious schools threatened by city vote

The Washington D.C. city council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal... Read more

Woman praying in Milan, Aug. 21, 2007.

Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems... Read more

President Barack Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Bishops: Executive order is flawed approach to discrimination

Leading U.S. bishops voiced strong criticism of an “unprecedented and extreme” new executive order, saying that it adds to discrimination... Read more

Courage conference to support Catholics with same-sex attractions

The Courage apostolate will hold a conference at Villanova University this July to continue advancing its spiritual support for men... Read more

Students on the quad.

Bishop laments lack of charity in high school controversy

Bishop Peter J. Jurgis has said he is “shocked” by reports of “a lack of charity and respect” at a... Read more

(L-R) Willie, Phil, and Si Robertson attend A&E Networks 2012 Upfront at Lincoln Center in New York City, May 9, 2012.

Duck Dynasty suspension over gay comments sparks criticism

The recent suspension of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson over comments made on homosexual behavior has prompted a storm of... Read more

Courage conference to minister to those with same-sex attraction

The Courage apostolate's upcoming annual conference seeks to strengthen the faith, and the confidence in Christ of Catholics who have... Read more

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Feminist group hurls water, insults at archbishop

Four semi-nude feminist protestors attacked Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Malinas-Brussels during a recent conference on freedom of expression.  Read more

President Obama signs S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, at the U.S. Dept. of Interior on March 7, 2013. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.

Gender language blocks bishops from supporting domestic violence bill

Leading U.S. bishops explained that despite a commitment to fight domestic violence, they could not endorse a prominent federal bill... Read more