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Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 26, 2022.
Pope Francis
In his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis remembered parents of children with different sexual orientations, with illnesses, who are struggling at school, and said, “Never condemn a child.”
Politics & SocietyNews
Associated Press
More than 120 employees of the Catholic Church in Germany publicly outed themselves as queer on Monday, saying they want to “live openly without fear” in the church and pushing for it to allow the blessing of same-sex couples.
FaithShort Take
William Dailey, C.S.C.
A campus minister at Notre Dame has a message for gay students: We can challenge one another without thinking that disagreement is moral failure, bigotry or hatred.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis took the first step to reorganize the Vatican’s doctrine office, removing the No. 2 official widely believed responsible for a controversial document barring blessings for same-sex couples.
Arts & CultureBooks
Bill McGarvey
Reading Andrew Sullivan’s collection, ‘Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021,’ made me realize I’d never heard Sullivan mentioned in conversations about Catholic writers. Why wasn’t he there? And why wasn’t I surprised?
Jim McDermott
“My hope for L.G.B.T. Catholics is that they all feel welcome and comfortable in any parish in the world,” Sister Gramick says. “That they might feel just as much a part of the church as anyone else.”