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Catholic chaplains in parishes across Germany plan to invite people to “blessing services for lovers” on and around May 10.
Arts & CultureDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The documentary, produced by Martin Scorsese, follows Father James Martin and his ministry to L.G.B.T. Catholics.
FaithFaith in Focus
Grant Hartley
Coming to the Catholic Church was not so much a radical departure from everything I had known before; it was a new chapter that allowed me to embrace and build upon it.
Jack Jenkins - Religion News Service
Archbishop John Wester, Bishop John Stowe and other Catholic leaders declared, “We, Bishops, religious and lay leaders of the Roman Catholic Church join with the Human Rights Campaign in calling for an end to the epidemic of violence against transgender individuals.”
Austria's Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said he cannot deny same-sex couples a blessing if they request one and that he was "not happy" with the Vatican's mid-March statement on same-sex unions.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The U.S. bishops’ conference has made defeating the Equality Act a priority, citing concerns over religious freedom.