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Pope Francis speaks to the media on Feb. 5, 2023, during his return flight to Rome from his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference: God accompanies people with same-sex attraction

Feb 5, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also answered questions about tensions within the Church and spoke about his desire to go to India next... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023.

Pope Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality

Jan 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I should have said ‘It is a sin, as is any sexual act outside of marriage,’” the pope wrote. Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience at the Vatican, Dec. 21, 2022.

‘Being homosexual is not a crime,’ Pope Francis reiterates in new interview

Jan 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The interview with the Associated Press covered a wide range of topics, including laws that criminalize homosexuality and sodomy. Read more

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Bishops in Belgium defy Vatican, publish ceremony for blessing same-sex unions

Sep 20, 2022

By AC Wimmer

In open defiance of the Vatican, Catholic bishops in Belgium on Tuesday announced the introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing, Irme Stetter-Karp, Bischop Franz-Josef Bode at the “Synodal Way” meeting on Sept. 9 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Turbulent scenes and votes for homosexuality, women’s ordination at German Synodal Way

Sep 12, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The three-day event was overshadowed by turbulent scenes and early departures over the handling of contentious issues. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing watches ZdK president Irme Stetter-Karp speak at the Synodal Way assembly in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept 8. 2022

After sex document at German Synodal Way is blocked, organizers vow to ‘take it to’ Rome

Sep 9, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The document pushed for changes to the Church’s teaching on homosexuality, bisexuality, gender identity, and masturbation. Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech speaking at the press conference in the Vatican on Aug. 26, 2022

Only the Holy Spirit will 'hijack' the Synod on Synodality, cardinal says at Vatican press conference

Aug 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a press conference in the Vatican on Friday, two cardinals introduced the “continental phase” of the Catholic Church’s Synod... Read more

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Peruvian same-sex-attracted man defies gay 'pride' by promising to be chaste

Jul 1, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

In a recent interview with Spanish EWTN News, Gerson Granados Gonzales shared his life’s journey and a message to those... Read more