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Synod on Synodality spokesman Paolo Ruffini speaks to the media during a press briefing at the Vatican on Oct. 18, 2023.

Synod on Synodality: LGBT issues, female diaconate discussed in emotional third week

Oct 20, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The process has been driven by what the Synod on Synodality calls “active listening and speaking from the heart.” 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

Pope Francis takes part in a moment of reflection for the opening of the synodal path at the Vatican’s New Synod Hall, Oct. 9, 2021.

Synod of Bishops restores resource page link to New Ways Ministry, issues apology

Dec 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The restoration of the link reversed a previous decision to remove the LGBT outreach group from the webpage. Read more

The opening of the Amazon synod at the Vatican's Synod Hall,  Oct. 7, 2019.

Synod of Bishops removes resource page link to New Ways Ministry

Dec 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference expressed its disapproval of the LGBT outreach ministry in 2010. Read more

Letter from Pope Francis expresses support for Fr. James Martin’s controversial ministry

Jun 27, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a personal letter sent to Fr. James Martin SJ dated June 21, Pope Francis expressed support for his controversial... Read more

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati. CNA file photo.

Controversial LGBT event drops 'Catholic' label after bishop's statement

Mar 12, 2018

By Mary Farrow

An event hosted by the University of Cincinnati on faith and the LGBT community has dropped ‘Catholicism’ from its label... Read more

Bishops' letter on sexual identity prompts LGBT counter-lobbying

Jan 5, 2018

Several Catholic bishops’ call for clarity and compassion on sexual identity issues such as transgenderism drew the ire of a... Read more

Wealthy foundation aims to redefine religious freedom—and Christianity, too

Nov 6, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

One wealthy activist is continuing to fund coordinated efforts to limit religious freedom and to foster dissent on abortion and... Read more