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Gay 'Orthodox Priests' Bare All For Steamy, NSFW New Calendar

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.22.2016 | Queer Voices

The Romanian team behind the controversial “Orthodox priests” calendar is back with another 12 months of sin... and salvation! (This article conta...

An Open Letter to Gay Catholic Priest From a Gay Catholic Priest

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

I know what's it's like to feel you have a secret that nobody can know about. I know what it's like to feel ashamed about being gay. I know what it's like to wonder if your silence about being gay is causing more harm than your ministry is causing good.

A Gay Vatican Official and the Culture of Secrecy

J. Michael McMahon | Posted 10.06.2016 | Religion
J. Michael McMahon

For a long time institutional Catholic Church leaders, knowingly or not, have fostered an atmosphere of secrecy and denial in dealing with LGBT people and issues. This environment affects more than clergy.

Which Is the Better Picture?

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Fr. Gary M. Meier

The Catholic churches teaching as well as conservative Christian church teachings regarding homosexuality are causing harm to those who are struggling with their sexual identity.

Gay Anglican Priest's License Revoked For Marrying Same Sex Partner

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) An Anglican priest who married his same-sex partner in April had his license to preach revoked on Sunday (June 22). But for ...

Mother Teresa's Canonization Dissed

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

While it might be argued that the Pope Francis's understanding about human sexual orientation, especially LGBTQ's is expanding, and his concern for the dignity and humanity of LGBTQ people is genuinely shown, the pontiff is still a doctrinal conservative when it comes to women.

Philomena and Me... and Our Michaels

Ann Medlock | Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion
Ann Medlock

Now that Philomena is going into wide release and has been nominated for four Oscars -- I have a few words to say about the film and about the facts it was based on. You might say I have standing in the matter.

New Year, New Direction -- Reflections From a Gay Catholic Priest

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

My book has generated a lot correspondence from people all over the world. Few have been negative. The rest are a combination of affirming supportive emails and emails from those who have been hurt by the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality.

LOOK: 'Orthodox Priests' Get Sexy (And Gay) For Controversial Spread (NSFW)

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The "Romanian Orthodox priests" and boy toys behind last year's steamy (and controversial) calendar spread are back in time for the holidays. As i...

Liberal Catholics Press Pope Francis

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Liberal Catholics have asked to meet Pope Francis to add their views to talks next week on changes in the Church, hoping the conciliatory ...

Pope Francis, the Reformer

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Dr. Joe Wenke

The Catholic Church is greatly in need of self-examination and reform, indeed Reformation, on a host of issues. Sadly I see no reason to believe that Pope Francis is the reformer who could lead that change.

Spiritual Awareness Dawns in the Vatican

Patty Kogutek | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

As a Catholic nun for seven years I saw the power of the Catholic Church in making and breaking rules, baptizing and excommunicating members, and throwing a heap of guilt on those poor souls that miss their mark of perfection.

"Gay Priest: It's Time to Come Out"

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

My prayer for the church is that we might take this opportunity to stop causing harm, to stop being judgmental and to become more welcoming; more inviting; more loving towards all people, especially those who are marginalized and ostracized.

Yet Another Reason Why Pope Francis Is The Greatest

Religion News Service | David Gibson and Alessandro Speciale | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion

(RNS) With his open and easygoing manner, Pope Francis charmed the media as much as the faithful during his successful visit to Brazil, the first inte...

'Pope Francis Apologizes to LGBT Youth at World Youth Day Event:' My Prayer for the Church

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

It is inconceivable to me that we as a church are unwilling to connect the dots between the church's teaching on homosexuality and the way it's being implemented by members of the hierarchy and the harm it is causing to our LGBT youth.

My Journey as a Gay Catholic Priest From 'Silence and Shame' to 'Loud and Proud'

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

The slogan "loud and proud" is often used in the gay community in an effort to counteract the oppression of others including the oppression of the Church. Might we as a Church come to support that culture, the culture of loud and proud over silence and shame?

The Carnival Is Over

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Alexander Goerlach

Pope Francis allegedly said that the Vatican is filled with gays, with queer networks and with a culture of granting professional favors to each other. Yet the pope has decided to clean up his shop. He is quoted as saying, "the carnival is over."

Roman Catholic Jacuzzi: The Pink Elephant in the Vatican

Michael Bullock | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Bullock

In October 2010 I discovered the secret retreat where closeted gay Catholic priests meet in private once a year to let their hair down and be openly gay together for the week. As a gay former Catholic altar boy, I could not believe both the luck and horror of this discovery.

WATCH: Catholic Priest: Why I Came Out Of The Closet

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

Fr. Gary M. Meier, the formerly anonymous author of the book "Hidden Voices, Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest," discussed his decision to come ou...

LOOK: A Steamy Gay Calendar Spread Featuring...Orthodox Priests?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: The Bucharest Herald reports that the Romanian Patriarchy is refuting the calendar producers' claims, saying the models are merely "posing as ...

Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay On Facebook: Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Catholic priest is shaking up the Italian media after reportedly coming out on Facebook. As Gay Star News is reporting, Don Mario Bonfanti decla...

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Bishop Robinson Wants to Change Hearts and Minds | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion

After a tumultuous decade that featured death threats and bullet-proof vests as well as a wedding to his partner of 25 years, Bishop Gene Robinson will be stepping down from his seat on December 31 of this year. But his work continues.

Confessions Of An Ex-Priest: The Doctrine Of Justification For Lying By Clergy

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Rastrelli

People don't expect their priests and bishops to lie, but clerics do lie. Some even make a virtue of it. I know this from experience, for I was ordained a Catholic priest on a lie.

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay Catholic Priest Reveals He's Been Married To A Man For 14 Years, Is Non-Celibate | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In a new book, Father Bernard Lynch, a gay Catholic priest who has incurred the wrath of the Vatican for his views supporting LGBT Catholics, not only...

Gay Church Of England Dean Considers Suing For Discrimination

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Britain's most senior openly gay cleric is reportedly threatening to sue the Church of England for discrimination after being rejected from being prom...