How things in the church may change after Pope Francis' civil union comments

Commentary: When a pope speaks, even non-doctrinally, he sends forth ripples that have an effect on how policy and pastoral ministry is carried out on all levels of the church.


New Ways Ministry’s response to Michael Sean Winters’ column

Michael Sean Winters’ recent column, “Focus on Mychal Judge as a ‘gay saint’ is problematic,” is misleading on several counts. First of all, New Ways Ministry had no role in the 2010 election of the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 


British bishops tackle anti-LGBT bullying in Catholic schools

The booklet Made in God's Image offers a solid Catholic rationale for countering bullying and provides lesson plans for discussing respect for lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals.


Did the Vatican ban gay priests or not?

Viewpoint: The problem with the Vatican document "The Gift of the Priestly Vocation" is that the language about homosexuality is not nuanced, but sloppy, and thus, dangerous.