Document bewilders some. Groups say, "Pope Francis has a lot of explaining to do." They call the seminary guidelines "extremely disappointing" and "scapegoating."
Expanding its scope beyond higher ed, the society's new guidelines urge Catholic schools to expel students who do not conform to their birth gender.
About 80 LGBT Catholics and their supporters marched near Central Park and listened to speeches at Columbus Circle advocating greater acceptance in the church Oct. 2.
Fr. Warren Hall was barred from ministry for supporting gay advocacy groups and backing a Catholic high school counselor who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
New Ways Ministry is protesting the Philadelphia Archdiocese's decision not to let a parish host a gender identity workshop that would have coincided with Pope Francis' visit.
Political and religious response to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage ran the gamut from despair and anger to outright jubilation.
Gay Catholic leaders have expressed their pleasure following reports that Pope Francis, in an unprecedented move, met last week with a transgender Spaniard at the Vatican.
While the Vatican has yet to confirm the meeting, it has been widely reported in the press, and there has been no Vatican denial.
Grace on the Margins: To understand the pope's attitudes on marriage and family, review what he’s said about women not gay Catholics.
Catholic leaders have avoided blocking gay couples from having their children baptized, but a move by a Wisconsin bishop could force church leaders to establish clearer rules.
Although he was frequently pigeonholed by his controversial work with the Catholic gay and lesbian community, those who know Fr. Robert Nugent spoke of him in simple terms.