LGBT

Two same-sex partners exchange wedding bands during a 2017 ceremony at the civil registry office in Munich. (CNS photo/Marc Mueller, EPA)
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceJanuary 12, 2018
In the fall, the first gay weddings were conducted in Germany, following a June 30 vote by the parliament to allow full same-sex marriage.
Faith Video
America FilmsJanuary 11, 2018
Fr. James Martin's argues in his new book we need to build a bridge between the LGBT community and the Catholic Church.
Faith News
Associated Press December 22, 2017
A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his gay self.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceDecember 18, 2017
The open letter was signed by 20 Catholic bishops along with Lutheran, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, Southern Baptist, Muslim, Orthodox and other Christian leaders.
Baker Jack Phillips decorates a cake in his Masterpiece Cakeshop Sept. 21 in Lakewood, Colo. The Supreme Court was set to hear oral arguments Dec. 5 in the case of the baker who cited religious freedom in his refusal to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (CNS photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
The questions in the Supreme Court oral arguments weighed anti-discrimination laws against freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression.
Faith Faith in Focus
Emily Claire SchmittNovember 14, 2017
If we want to heal the division between the church and the gay community, we have to meet them, humbly, where they are.