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Scottish government proposes ‘conversion practices’ ban

Jan 11, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

The Scottish government this week released a document proposing the criminalization of “conversion practices.” Read more

Father Paul Sullins, PhD, is a senior research associate at the Ruth Institute and a retired professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Study used to justify ‘conversion therapy’ bans is faulty, Catholic researcher contends

Dec 19, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Father Paul Sullins says a widely-cited study purporting to show a link between “conversion therapy” and increased suicidal ideation is... Read more


Mexican lawmakers urged to oppose bill criminalizing ‘conversion therapy’

Dec 5, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The proposal calls for significant penalties, including prison sentences and fines, for those who offer or perform such therapy. Read more

Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

UPDATE: Indiana Catholic women’s college now accepting men who identify as women

Nov 27, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana will now be accepting men who identify as women, the college confirmed this... Read more

Coffins with the LGBT flag in Aguascalientes cathedral in Mexico.

Archbishop justifies LGBT flags on coffins in Mexican cathedral

Nov 17, 2023

By David Ramos, Diego López Colín

Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega justified the draping of LGBT flags on the coffins of a gay activist and his partner... Read more

Pope Francis and delegates at the Synod on Synodality at the conclusion of the assembly on Oct. 28, 2023.

What does the Synod on Synodality document say about ‘controversial’ issues?

Oct 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Synod on Synodality’s final document includes a discussion of issues it says are still “controversial” inside the Church. Read more

The Golden Dome atop the Main Building at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame students defend ‘dignity and sanctity of women’ ahead of campus drag show

Oct 27, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Two seniors at the University of Notre Dame are leading a group of concerned students in objecting to a university-sponsored... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Angelus address on Oct. 15, 2023.

Pope Francis meets with U.S. LGBT group previously denounced by Vatican

Oct 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis on Tuesday at his residence met with leadership from the U.S. LGBT organization New Ways Ministry. Read more


Iowa bishop suggests ‘case-by-case approach’ to LGBT accompaniment

Oct 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Bishop Thomas Zinkula of the Diocese of Davenport called for a pastoral “accompaniment of sexual and gender minorities” that is... Read more


California governor signs bills that would penalize schools that refuse to teach LGBT content

Sep 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

One bill would centralize state authority over school curricula by fining schools that restrict books that discuss homosexuality and gender... Read more


Catholic schools must be faithful and welcoming on gender identity, Cleveland Diocese says

Sep 14, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Cleveland issued policy guidelines on gender identity and related LGBT issues for its Catholic schools. Read more


Catholic bishops take issue with Biden administration’s proposed LGBT discrimination rules

Sep 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The bishops warned that within the operation of Catholic charities, an HHS rule would “create conflicts between the [rule’s] requirements... Read more

About 1,000 Californians rallied in front of the state capitol steps in Sacramento on Aug. 21, 2023, to protest a series of bills they say would take away their rights as parents.

California parents protest bills they say would take away their rights

Aug 22, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Speakers criticized several bills making their way through the state Legislature that they say would diminish parental authority over children. Read more


Virginia bishops praise governor’s new transgender, parents’ rights school policies

Aug 3, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The recently released new policies affirmed that parents will maintain the right to considerable oversight of their children while they... Read more


Baltimore archbishop issues guidelines for Catholic LGBT ministries

Jul 24, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Parish LGBT ministries must welcome people with true discipleship, Archbishop William Lori says in new guidance on ministry to LGBT... Read more

Pro Vita & Famiglia (Pro Life & Family) headquarters in Rome was vandalized June 10, 2023.

LGBT vandals hit Pro Life and Family office in Rome

Jun 13, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The office’s security gate was covered with messages such as “abortion on demand,” “fascists should be hanged,” and “transfeminist revenge.” Read more

German Bishops at Mass in the Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls during their visit in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022

As Church allows for LGBT-employees in Germany, Vatican publishes concerns over Synodal Way

Nov 25, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Vatican on Thursday published the full wording of its latest warnings over another schisma coming out of Germany, raising... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German Episcopal Conference and one of the two presidents of the German Synodal Path.

Dominican theologian to German Bishop Bätzing: Support for gay agenda is ‘modernist heresy’

Nov 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Nelson Medina Medina, a native of Colombia, is an influencer in the Spanish-speaking world with a presence on Twitter,... Read more

British police (file photo)

UK social media arrest: One minute Catholic mom was roasting chicken, the next she was off to jail

Oct 13, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Caroline Farrow says “gender-critical” Catholics have become “soft targets” for LGBTQ crackdowns in the U.K. Read more


Vanderbilt pauses gender surgeries on minors after backlash

Oct 7, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital has paused irreversible gender surgeries on children following Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s calls for investigation.  Read more