Altar server Angelo Alcasabas prepares the altar during an annual “Pre-Pride Festive Mass” welcoming L.G.B.T.Q. Catholics at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City on June 29, 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
Luke Janicki
A task force created by the Archdiocese of Seattle urges more pastoral outreach to L.G.B.T.Q. Catholics. But it declined to press for changes to employment provisions at Catholic institutions.
Politics & SocietyNews
The Associated Press
A gay substitute teacher was wrongfully fired by a Roman Catholic school in North Carolina after he announced in 2014 on social media that he was going to marry his longtime partner, a federal judge has ruled.
FaithFaith in Focus
Grace Doerfler
I want to belong to a church that is willing to see my L.G.B.T.Q. siblings and me as just like straight and cisgender Catholics in our striving to follow Jesus. Can Catholic church leaders stand in my shoes?
Catholic News Service
Archbishop Koch said he regarded the double marginalization of Catholic gays — within the Catholic community as well as in the LGBTQ community — as “problematic and painful.”
FaithFaith and Reason
James Martin, S.J.
These statistics should be enough to make us want to undergo a metanoia, a change of mind and heart, and make us ask why our church is not only not a welcoming place to L.G.B.T.Q. people, but actively unwelcoming.
Activists erect a rainbow-colored heart in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on July 8. The activists are protesting against the recently passed law that they say discriminates against L.G.B.T.Q. people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Some activists in Hungary have reacted to an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law by calling for an investigation of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, writes Marc Roscoe Loustau. But turning the crisis into a political football may backfire.