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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

Law enforcement officials continue their investigation into Saturday's shooting at the Club Q nightclub on Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On Saturday evening, a 22-year-old gunman allegedly entered the LGBTQ nightclub and opened fire, killing at least five people and injuring 25 others before being stopped by club patrons.

Colorado bishops pray for ‘peace and healing’ after shooting at LGBTQ nightclub

Nov 21, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The alleged gunman entered Club Q in Colorado Springs just before midnight Saturday and began shooting. Five people were killed... Read more

Fr. James Martin, SJ. Credit: Kerry Weber via Wikipedia cc 4.0 | Pope Francis. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Pope Francis meets with Father James Martin at Vatican

Nov 11, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis received Jesuit Father James Martin in a private audience in the apostolic palace inside the Vatican on Friday. Read more

The opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican Synod Hall on Oct. 3, 2018.

What does the synod document say about ordination of women, LGBTQ issues, and the liturgy?

Oct 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

At the heart of the synodal process is “a Church capable of radical inclusion,” according to a key document released... Read more

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Report: Catholic medical school teaching gender-transition therapies

Oct 20, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A guest lecturer at Georgetown University's School of Medicine has advocated the use of puberty blockers, feminizing and masculinizing hormone... Read more

Chloe Cole in her AirBnb in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022. A self-described “former trans kid,” she de-transitioned after undergoing years of puberty blockers and an irreversible double mastectomy at the age of 15.

Meet Chloe Cole, the 18-year-old leading the fight to protect children from transgender surgeries

Sep 24, 2022

By Edie Heipel

“At 15, I wasn’t really thinking. I was a kid, just trying to fit in,” says Chloe Cole, who underwent... Read more

Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Via Shutterstock

Methodist-linked university’s Christian conduct code under fire from LGBT advocates

Sep 22, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Do church-affiliated universities and Christian moral codes have a place in higher ed? Critics of Seattle Pacific University, it seems,... Read more

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Male-female roommates at Catholic colleges? These schools are OK with it

Sep 9, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

Allowing students of the same biological sex to cohabitate is part of a broader embrace of gender ideology gaining traction... Read more

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Lungern, Switzerland

Swiss bishops' Synod report: Catholic Church denies equality to women and excludes LGBT people

Aug 16, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The Swiss Bishops' Conference's report from the Synod says the Catholic Church was seen as suffering from clericalism as well... Read more

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Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel, Joe Bukuras

A reinterpreted discrimination ban puts pressure on schools not aligned with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ agenda that rely on federal... Read more

Black Lives Matter flag and LGBT pride flag fly outside Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school in the diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, in April 2022.

Bishop revokes Catholic status of Jesuit school flying LGBT, Black Lives Matter flags

Jun 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Robert McManus said flying the flags in front of a Catholic school "sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message"... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on May 4, 2022.

Pope Francis to LGBT people: God ‘does not disown any of his children’

May 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

“A ‘selective’ church, one of ‘pure blood,’ is not Holy Mother Church, but rather a sect,” the pope said. Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx marks ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’ at St. Paul parish church, Munich, southern Germany, March 13, 2022.

Cardinal Marx celebrates Mass marking ‘20 years of queer worship and pastoral care’

Mar 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘I desire an inclusive Church,’ he said at the Mass. Read more

Bishop Helmut Dieser, chairman of the Synodal Way forum on ‘Living in Successful Relationships,’ welcomes the #OutInChurch campaign, Jan. 24, 2022.

German Catholic bishops welcome initiative seeking change in Church teaching on sexuality

Jan 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The campaign criticized what it said were ‘defamatory and outdated’ expressions of Catholic doctrine. Read more

Williams Memorial Chapel at the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri.

Christian college argues against co-ed housing requirement in appellate court

Nov 18, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Attorneys representing a Christian college in Missouri delivered oral arguments Nov. 17 in federal court, seeking to preserve the school’s... Read more

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee.

Transgender students 'unknowingly' admitted to Catholic seminaries, archbishop warns

Sep 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Joe Bukuras

Bishops should consider requiring DNA tests or physical examinations to ensure that all seminarians are biological men, said Archbishop Jerome... Read more

Federal LGBT employment guidance ‘an outrageous overreach’ one lawyer says

Jul 8, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Recent federal LGBT nondiscrimination guidance for employers goes far beyond the law, one legal and religious freedom expert told CNA. 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