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Two Former Nuns Celebrate Their Love For Each Other In Italy

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.30.2016 | Religion

Faith brought them together, but love gave them the courage to stay together. Two 44-year-old former nuns tied the knot during a civil union ceremony...

Pope Francis Finally Explains What He Meant By 'Who Am I To Judge?'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.15.2017 | Religion

Just a few months after his election, Pope Francis uttered a sentence that sent shockwaves through the global Catholic Church. Who am I to judge? ...

Massachusetts Court: Religious Liberty and Rights of LGBT People Can Co-Exist, But Not According to Right-Wing Frame

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 12.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

In a much-watched case, a court in Massachusetts has dealt a significant blow to institutions claiming the right to discriminate against people whose identities or behaviors they find objectionable.

US Bishops Conference Betrays Catholic Church

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 11.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

As the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) concludes its annual meeting this week, it reveals itself as grossly out of touch with both grassroots Catholicism and with Pope Francis.

Here's Why This Catholic Church Accidentally Supported Gay Rights For A Minute

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Catholic priest was ordered to remove a "Jesus had 2 dads" sign amid outrage from some Catholic communities that the sign showed support of same-sex...

Bishops At Vatican Synod Raise The Need For More 'Inclusionary' Language On Gay People

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion

The world's top bishops and cardinals are meeting at the Vatican for the next three weeks to talk about the church's doctrine on the family. The conf...

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.

Hundreds Turned Away From Only Session On Gays At Catholic Meeting

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.26.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Homosexuality was such a combustible topic at the World Meeting of Families, a four-day Catholic gathering under way here, that it ...

How 6 LGBT Catholics Kept Their Faith -- Despite Being Shunned By The Church

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion

“What do you do when the church that you love doesn't accept who you are? It's a question that LGBT Catholics must come to terms with at some poi...

I Thought My Ministry Career Was Over After I Left My Catholic Church Job. Little Did I Know

J. Michael McMahon | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
J. Michael McMahon

After leaving the Catholic church, I thought that my ministry career was over. But what's happened since then has probably reaffirmed my ministerial calling more than ever before. I guess I could think of myself as a Catholic in exile. But my faith in God hasn't changed.

I Was Fired From My Job For Being In Love

Margie Winters | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Margie Winters

I was fired because of my same-sex marriage to my partner, Andrea Vettori. In the midst of the chaos of this event, oddly enough, my faith remains grounded. God created me, accepts me, and wants me to be a whole person, integrating my sexuality, just like my spirituality, into my person.

I Was Meant To Be A Living Witness To A Gay Life Lived In Jesus Christ

Sam Albano | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Sam Albano

I can say very honestly that I never experienced any anger toward God. Jesus Christ has always remained a faithful friend to me. If I could no longer serve my local parish, at least I had gone down trying to live my faith.

God Is Love -- And He Doesn't Discriminate Based On Sexual Orientation

Colleen P. Simon | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Colleen P. Simon

God is love. Anything that separates us from that love is wrong. And that is why I must advocate for justice not only for others, but also for myself, because we are called by God to be in right relationship with one another, and what happened to me was wrong.

Pope Francis, Why Am I Confined To The Back Pews Of My Church?

J. Colin Collette | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
J. Colin Collette

It was during my university days that I came to terms with my sexuality and came out as a gay man. How I long for the opportunity to sit with the Holy Father and tell him about my life in the church, and ask him why I still sit in only the back pews of the church.

I Am Catholic And I Am Gay. This I Know For Sure

Kristen Ostendorf | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Kristen Ostendorf

In August of 2013, I was fired from my job as a Campus Minister at a Catholic high school in Minnesota when I told the staff that I was in a relationship with a woman. There were a lot of unknowns in the days that followed, so I began making a list of what I know for sure.

The Paradox At The Heart Of The Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

What the Catholic Church has in store for LGBT Catholics and their supporters during the World Meeting of Families feels less like love and more like a chill wind.

Conservatives Upset That Gay Catholics Were Invited To Meet Pope Francis At The White House

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Do we have our first full-blown diplomatic incident marring the carefully orchestrated visit of Pope Francis to the U.S.? Did the Obama White Ho...

Dear Pope Francis

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

My fears and doubts once clouded my ability to see clearly. There was a time I believed that the Church would never accept me for who I am and that I could never find happiness in life as a gay Catholic. So thank you, Pope Francis, for welcoming me back to the Church.

This Catholic High School Is Standing Up To The Church

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.29.2016 | Queer Voices

A Catholic high school in Portland, Oregon, made history this week by instituting a policy that forbids employment discrimination against gays and les...

Gay Catholics Will Be Silenced During Pope Francis' U.S. Trip

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion

Homosexuals can attend a Catholic family congress in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' U.S. visit this year but won't be allowed to use it to attack C...

Pope Francis's Comments On Heterosexual Parenting Alienate Gay Catholics

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion

On Sunday June 14, Pope Francis addressed more than 25,000 faithful on the importance of heterosexual parenting during his general audience -- just on...

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Catholic Church Needs A 'Reality Check'

Religion News Service | Kim Hjelmgaard | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

DUBLIN — In many ways, Ireland remains a heavily Catholic country. Yet Friday (May 22)’s emphatic “Yes” vote to same-sex marriage rights re...

Dublin's Archbishop: Catholic Church Needs A 'Reality Check'

RTE NEWS | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion

The Catholic Church needs “a reality check” in the wake of the same-sex marriage referendum and needs to ask if it has drifted away from young peo...

A Letter to the Couple at Mass

Jason Steidl | Posted 05.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Steidl

I saw you enter the Sunday morning service recently at a Manhattan parish. You were a few moments late and sat down as the congregation began to sing the Gloria. I watched carefully and wondered if you were real. Had a married gay couple really come to worship at a Roman Catholic Church?

Carol Kuruvilla

Germany's Catholic Church Just Took An Amazing Step For LGBT And Remarried Catholics | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion

The Catholic Church in Germany is taking a stand for its remarried, lesbian, and gay employees. More than two-thirds of Germany’s 27 Roman Catho...