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WATCH: How Else Can Pope Francis Help The LGBT Community?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has been touted as one of the most open-minded popes with regards to the LGBT community after his famous "Who am I to judge?" quote. Howe...

A Frank Letter to a Conservative Priest About, Well, You Know What

Michael Pettinger | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

When you treat LGBTQ Catholics as "secular society" rather than as your brothers and sisters in Christ, you poison the sources of grace for them. For that matter, when you treat LGBTQ non-Catholics as a particular species of sinner rather than as images of God like yourself, you have broken the Great Commandment.

Is the Pope Christian? Fr. Roy Bourgeois Writes to the the Pope

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Today, excommunicated and defrocked Roman Catholic Maryknoll priest and peace activist Roy Bourgeois, published an open letter to Pope Francis I. In ...

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 Says More Nice Words About LGBTs, Changes Nothing

John Becker | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

Pope Francis' Catholic Church isn't abandoning its anti-LGBT beliefs; it's just going to talk about them less often. The pontiff's comments were a response to the shifting politics around LGBT issues, not a new policy of inclusion. They are, at most, a change of style, not one of substance.

15 Years in the Lives of a Catholic Lesbian Couple

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

We've had a rich life as a couple and as a family. In lots of ways we are very similar to many other families across the U.S. We've also had some challenges that other families don't have to deal with. Some have been cultural and legal, but those that have had the deepest impact have been religious.

Catholic Church Unfriendly to LGBT People? No, Living a Split Reality

Marianne T. Duddy-Burke | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

While Catholics in general are supportive of LGBT people, the church is still perceived as unwelcoming. This seems to indicate that the church is so identified with the positions assumed by its leadership that the reality among "rank-and-file" Catholics is rendered meaningless.

The Boy Scouts, Gay Youth And Catholic Teaching

John Gehring | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
John Gehring

It's hard to preach "Good News" when you're making news for fighting the wrong battles. At a time when Pope Francis is breathing new life into the church with his humility and inclusive posture, U.S. bishops should take a cue from Rome.

Can Gay Catholics Find A Home In The Catholic Church?

Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) When Cardinal Timothy Dolan used the morning talk shows on Easter Sunday to say the Catholic...

Why I Decided To Come Out As A Gay Priest

Fr. Gary M. Meier | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Fr. Gary M. Meier

At the heart of every authentic call to ministry is the desire to live a life of integrity. It was my desire to live a life of integrity that led me to the priesthood and it is that same desire that has led me to where I am today.

The Day Cardinal Dolan Hugged A Gay Man: Me

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As the Cardinal entered his office, I rose and we embraced each other in what could best be described as a bear hug! The Cardinal then turned to me and said, "You are most welcome here." Do you know what is radical about that statement?

Cardinal Dolan Denies Catholics Entry At Cathedral Because Of Dirty Hands

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.05.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

The other day, I posted on my Facebook page that in the wake of the Cardinal's recent false welcome, I stand at a crossroad in my faith journey; however, I realize now that it is not I who stands at this crossroad, but rather the Cardinal himself.

Lay Catholics Are Changing The Hierarchy's Position On Same-Sex Relationships

Francis DeBernardo | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Francis DeBernardo

The choice before our bishops now is whether to continue a divisive battle that will only diminish their own authority, or to follow where the laity has led.

Cardinal Dolan: Please Don't Call It Love

Jamie L. Manson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Jamie L. Manson

While it may be true that Cardinal Dolan is seeking a more pastoral approach to gays and lesbians, I really wish that he would stop calling it love. Love does not ignore letters pleading for dialogue and reconciliation. Love does not turn away spiritually hungry people from God's Eucharistic table.

Does Pope Francis Have The Will Of Christ As Well As The Way?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

It is said that Pope Francis has a preference for the poor and that he spent much of his ministry healing the sick with his visits. Perhaps now he can heal the Catholic Church of its atrocities and lay down his condemnation of LGBT people since Christ never mentioned anything about them.

Could Pope Francis Be The Gay Community's Greatest Hope?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As Cardinal Bergoglio made his way to the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square, I felt a sense of uneasiness. However, as he readied himself for his first apostolic blessing, it was his simple acts of humility that made me to pause and reflect on how he may be the gay community's greatest hope.

Did A Gay Vatican Underworld Cause Pope Benedict To Quit?

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Pope Benedict cited his failing health as the reasons he is unable to appropriately fulfill the ministry that was entrusted to him. But the next pope will be handed the same 300-page report detailing Vatican corruption, including information about this alleged gay Vatican underworld.

WATCH: Howard Bragman's 'Gwissues' Tackles Catholicism And The LGBT Community

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

In the latest episode, I and guest panelists Jim Smith (program manager of Dignity USA), Mike Moroski (equal rights activist) and Brent Childers (executive director of Faith in America) discuss hopes for a new, reformed pope and how Catholicism plays a role within the LGBT community.

The Pope And Renouncing My MBA From Assumption College

Kel Kelly | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Kel Kelly

I received an MBA from Assumption College in the spring of 1993, and it is with absolute clarity that I formally renounce my Assumption MBA. Based on the Pope's recent egregious accusations about gay people and gay marriage, I can no longer have any affiliation in my life to the Catholic Church.

Holy Father: The Time Has Come for a Dialogue on LGBT People

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

Through his comments it is clear that the Pope has likely never met a committed same-sex couple.

A Catholic Reflection On HIV/AIDS And The Call To Love

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As Catholics, we need only follow our faith and the conscience that guides it, to realize that World AIDS Day is an opportunity, and a call, for us to exercise faith in action.

Progressive Catholics Fighting For Marriage Equality

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Not only do statistics show more than half of American Roman Catholics support marriage equality -- against their hierarch's narrow views -- but we have thriving Catholic denominations that officially support equality from the laity all the way to the episcopacy.

Why Not Wear Purple On Friday?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

If you wait to work for a cause until you're working with people who agree with you on everything, you'll wait forever, and the injustice will continue. So why not do something simple to show compassion for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters?

Will Your Catholic Parish Stand Up Against Bullying?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

This request is not political; rather, this is a request for displayed compassion that will allow LGBT youth to know they are loved and created in the image of God.

Vatican II: A Call To Break Down Barriers

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

We should look to the Second Vatican Council for guidance and wisdom as we seek to make our house a place where no door is ever locked, but only awaiting a knock.