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The latest news about the Catholic Church and its stand on LGBT equality. Historically, the Catholic Church has taken a strong stance against the LGBT community, same-sex relationships, and issues of marriage equality. In recent years, the Church has been plagued by scandals regarding sex abuse cases between priests and children, with many criticizing the organization for sheltering the perpetrators. The Roman Catholic Church counts over one billion members worldwide, making it the largest Christian organization in the world. The Catholic Church is led by the Pope, also known as the Bishop of Rome.

Ex-Catholic Deacon Sentenced for 'Enticing' Gay Minors to Have Sex

Rogelio Vega had pleaded guilty to charges that he used Grindr and another app to "coerce and entice" minor boys to have sex.

Pope Francis Says Being Gay Isn’t a Crime

He still refers to homosexuality as a “sin” though.

Church Under Investigation by the Vatican for Sex Party Claims

The same priest supposedly behind the party was under investigation for child sex abuse.

Pope Benedict, aka 'God’s Rottweiler,' Seethed at Queers

Benedict's legacy won't be his resignation, rather his indignation towards the LGBTQ+ community's health, well-being, and marriages.

30 LGBTQ+ Religious Saints Throughout History

The Catholic Church and other faiths have celebrated many whom historians and scholars consider queer.

Vatican Reviews Policies on LGBTQ+ Parishioners, Women in Leadership

It's the latest example of the Catholic Church responding to criticisms over certain issues.

Catholic School Can Fire Lesbian for Being Married Says Federal Judge

A judge in Indiana ruled that a private Catholic school was within its rights to fire a long-time guidance counselor because she married her partner.

Lesbian Approved to Foster Children by Catholic Bishops After Suit

In 2020, Kelly Easter was denied a foster care opportunity because she is a lesbian, but now Catholic bishops say they approve.

Mass. School Can’t Call Itself Catholic for Flying Pride and BLM Flags

"The flying of these flags in front of a Catholic school sends a mixed, confusing, and scandalous message to the public," Bishop Robert McManus said in a decree.

Monks Sever Ties With School Months After It Hires Lesbian Coach

The monks had said they were "troubled" by the out coach's hiring.

Catholic Diocese Says LGBTQ+ People Are Not Allowed Sacraments

They can only be baptized, confirmed, or receive communion if they have "repented."

On LGBTQ+ Rights, Ghana’s Bishops Choose to Ignore Pope

As the Catholic Church continues to make more inclusive comments about LGBTQ+ rights, the Church's leadership in Ghana supports a violent and repressive draft law targeting LGBTQ+ people.

Court Revives Lawsuit After Gay Teacher Fired From Catholic School

Joshua Payne-Elliott sued the Indianapolis Archdiocese after he was terminated from his teaching job for having entered into a same-sex marriage.

Priest Busted Stealing Parish Money For Drugs and Gay Sex Parties

Father Francesco Spagnesi allegedly misappropriated more than $117,000 before being caught.

Antigay Catholic Newsletter Threatens to Out More Priests via Grindr

The Pillar has suggested in reports it could out several people using the hookup app, including some within the Vatican. 

Top U.S. Catholic Church Admin Resigns After Grindr Usage Allegations

A Catholic media site said it used commercially available information to analyze the data from the bishop's cell phone. 

There's Still Room for LGBTQ+ Catholics and Allies

Instead of trying in vain to change the Roman Catholic Church, it's possible to find one's own spiritual path.

Is It Time to Renounce Your Catholic Faith?

The church's moves against the president and queer foster parents may be last straws.

The Pope's Antigay Decree Has Not Dimmed My Love for Church

Pope Francis saying the Catholic Church "cannot bless sin" is a shameful step backward for an institution that must modernize.

Elton John Slams 'Hypocrisy' of Vatican, Which Invested in 'Rocketman'

The Catholic Church, which "cannot bless sin" of same-sex unions, directed funds from the faithful toward the gay biopic.