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The Field Hospital: Eligible parishes must welcome LGBT Catholics in a public way, but getting listed is an informal process: "People tell us," says New Ways Ministry's Francis DeBernardo.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Philip Bochanski says Courage feels supported by Pope Francis' encouragement to accompany those "with same-sex attraction" on their spiritual journeys.
Document bewilders some. Groups say, "Pope Francis has a lot of explaining to do." They call the seminary guidelines "extremely disappointing" and "scapegoating."
A national Catholic advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues will honor Jesuit Fr. James Martin with its Bridge Building Award Oct. 30.