Yearly Archives: 2016

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Gay Priest

Vatican reaffirms 2005 ban on gay priests

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Vatican reaffirmed a 2005 ban on ordinations of gay priests, stating that “persons with homosexual tendencies” cannot be admitted to Catholic seminaries. Pope Francis approved the document, which goes on to say that gay men “find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from […]

Gabriel Bodenheimer

ACT NOW: Support the Sisters of Mercy in San Francisco

Earlier this month, the Sisters of Mercy in San Fransciso decided to continue the employment of Gabriel Bodenheimer (pictured above), a transgender man, at Mercy High School. Read coverage in the San Francisco Chronicle and National Catholic Reporter. This flies in the face of recent trends within Catholic institutions to fire or expel LGBTQI employees […]

Pope Francis offers little for LGBTQIO Catholics in Amoris Laetitia

Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to LGBTQI equality in the church and civil society, is disappointed in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”). While the Pope acknowledges the complicated issues facing Catholics on the margins, including divorced and remarried Catholics and Catholics who identify as […]

Grave concerns about Crux moving to Knights of Columbus

DignityUSA, a member of the Equally Blessed coalition, has expressed grave concern after receiving news that the Knights of Columbus would underwrite the Catholic news service “Crux,” effective April 1, 2016. Noting that the Knights of Columbus have contributed over $6.25 million towards campaigns and measures that oppose same-sex marriage, Executive Director of DignityUSA […]