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May 24, 2018 - 11:08 am .- In a closed-door speech to Italian bishops on Monday, Pope Francis reportedly spoke about the number and quality of seminary candidates, including concerns about their sexual orientation.
May 23, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Daniel Mattson is accustomed to talking about same-sex attraction. He’s written a book on the subject, and he speaks to audience often about his experience as a Catholic striving to follow the Church’s teaching about chastity. In a recent interview with CNA, Mattson offered some lessons the Church can learn about engagement with the LGBT community.
Apr 22, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- A proposed law in California could have a chilling effect on free speech, warn critics who fear that it could ban efforts to explain and promote Christian teaching on sexual morality.
Feb 7, 2018 - 12:15 pm .- The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has said that, in his view, "there are no general solutions" regarding the blessing of homosexual couples, saying the matter should be left to "the pastor on the ground," and the "particular, individual case at hand."
Jun 27, 2017 - 03:27 pm .- More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.
Jun 20, 2017 - 06:04 am .- Last month Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark welcomed a pilgrimage of self-identified LGBT pilgrims, with an archdiocesan spokesman saying it should be seen in the context of welcoming everyone, not as archdiocese sponsorship of the event.
May 15, 2017 - 03:50 pm .- Four representatives from Courage International, Inc. – a Catholic ministry which supports those who experience homosexual inclinations in choosing chastity – participated in the Mexican Bishops’ Conference plenary assembly last month.
Jan 13, 2017 - 03:14 am .- In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several years, it can be difficult for pastors or others in ministry to stick to the Church’s teachings on the subject without feeling like a bigot or a hater.  
Sep 24, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- A Catholic-run conference aims to help clergy, lay ministers, and medical and mental health professionals provide better support for people who experience same-sex attraction or confusion about sexual identity.
Jun 30, 2016 - 09:35 am .- As Pope Francis on Sunday backed the idea of apologizing to gay individuals who may feel marginalized by the Church, discussion has once again broken out over how to interpret the pontiff’s words.
Jun 26, 2016 - 03:24 pm .- In a wide-ranging inflight press conference on his way back from Armenia on Sunday, Pope Francis responded to a question on recent comments made by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who said the Church must apologize to homosexual persons for having “marginalized” them.
Jun 25, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- A judge in Spain has thrown out a “hate crime” case concerning Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, Spain, ruling that the cardinal’s homily warning of a “gay empire” is protected by freedom of speech.
Dec 20, 2015 - 10:32 am .- More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.
Oct 23, 2015 - 02:27 pm .- With the pastoral care of homosexual persons on the agenda of the Synod on the Family, one man with same-sex attraction has appealed to the synod fathers to protect the Church's teaching on this issue.  
Oct 15, 2015 - 03:38 am .- Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same.
Oct 2, 2015 - 03:08 pm .- As the Synod on the Family approaches, a well-funded LGBT activist coalition is lobbying bishops to revive controversial language from the debates of the 2014 extraordinary synod.
Oct 1, 2015 - 06:22 am .- An upcoming international conference in Rome is hoping to give a face to those with same-sex attrac-tion living in accord with the Church's teaching on homosexuality – and to help make their voice heard at the Synod on the Family.
Aug 28, 2015 - 11:52 am .- The Vatican has rejected claims in the media that Pope Francis is supporting a book on gay adoption, saying a letter responding to the author should not be interpreted as an endorsement.
Aug 18, 2015 - 06:21 am .- True friendship is vital in helping young people who are struggling with same-sex attraction but trying to live a chaste lifestyle, said a prominent gay Catholic blogger.
Aug 13, 2015 - 04:11 pm .- When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice was absent – those with same-sex attraction living chastely.