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Pope Francis apologizes for using homophobic slur during debate about gay priests

The Pope is apologizing for invoking a vulgar Italian term about gay men in a recent closed-door debate about LGBTQ+ priests.

Catholic hermit in Kentucky comes out as transgender man

In the Roman Catholic Church, a hermit is someone who leads a quiet life engaged in prayer. Christian Matson is believed to be the first trans person in this bishop-approved position.

Pope Francis can’t seem to decide whether the church should welcome or condemn trans people

How does Pope Francis square what he did Monday with his meetings with trans groups and allowing trans people to be baptized in the church?

Vatican condemns gender-affirming surgery as threatening ‘unique dignity’ of a person

The document, which also goes after abortion and surrogacy, was approved by Pope Francis, who has had a mixed record on LGBTQ+ rights support.

A pious Church and Cardinal Dolan trashes a dead trans woman who, like Jesus, helped the marginalized

Cecilia Gentil helped trans people, sex workers and HIV/AIDS victims, while a certain Catholic cardinal lives extravagantly

Pope Francis: Critics of blessings for same-sex couples are hypocrites

People aren't scandalized by the blessing of an exploitative entrepreneur, but somehow they are by the blessing of a gay person, the pope said in a recent interview.

New leader of LGBTQ+ Catholic group seeks to help the queer faithful find a welcoming home

Michael O'Loughlin is the new executive director of Outreach, which highlights welcoming spaces within the church while working to create more.

Pope Francis: Blessings for same-sex couples are for the people, not the unions

The pope issued a clarification of sorts in an address at the Vatican Friday.

Pope Francis: Sexual pleasure is a gift from God, but avoid lust and porn

The statements come amid conservative criticism of the pope and news that the Vatican will issue a document on so-called gender ideology.

Pope Francis' (Mostly) Complete LGBTQ+ Record: the Good and the Bad

Pope Francis may not be as progressive as some of us want, but he's made a lot of progress for LGBTQ+ acceptance in the church.

Jesus Would Go to Jail for Rejecting Same-Sex Unions, Says Conservative Cardinal

But did he really reject them? Some Catholics and other Christians say definitely not.

For Pope Francis, 87, It’s Out with the Old and In With the New

As a transitional pontiff, Francis will not be pulled backwards.

Pope Francis Approves Blessings for 'Irregular' Same-Sex Couples

While gay marriage is still considered a sin in the Catholic church, Pope Francis has approved blessings for same-sex couples.

Pope Revokes Homophobic Cardinal's Vatican Salary, Subsidized Apartment

Cardinal Raymond Burke has critiqued Pope Francis's stances on LGBTQ+ issues and more.

Vatican Rules Transgender Catholics and Babies of Same-Sex Couples Can Be Baptized in the Church

Regarding transgender people, the document says a person who identifies as transgender can be baptized like any other adult, “as long as there is no risk of causing scandal or disorientation” to other Catholics.

Pope Meets With Reps of Previously Shunned Pro-LGBTQ+ Ministry

The meeting with New Ways Ministry was “a moment once unimaginable,” according to the group.

Pope Francis Hints at Openness to Blessing Same-Sex Unions

He advises "pastoral prudence" in response to requests for blessings but says such unions shouldn't be considered equal to marriage.

Pope Francis's Stance on LGBTQ+ People Challenged by Group of Five Cardinals

The group's five doctrinal questions, or dubia, come ahead of a monthly meeting to chart the church’s future course.

Pope Francis: LGBTQ+ People Welcome But Have to Obey Church Rules

"There are laws that regulate life inside the church," the pope said after giving an inclusive message at the World Youth Day gathering.

Meet the Gay Minds Behind the RuPublicans

The Instagram account has gone viral, using AI to drag-ify those on the right.