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Equally Blessed to offer free webinar to share stories from pilgrims’ witness for LGBTQI inclusion at World Youth Day in Panama

On Wednesday, February 27, at 8:30 PM ET, Equally Blessed will offer a free webinar, open to the public, for supporters and other interested people to hear from the Equally Blessed pilgrims who traveled to World Youth Day in Panama from January 21-27, 2019. The pilgrims, ages 23 through 33, […]

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Media Advisory: Equally Blessed announces ChurchWorkerJustice.org, a new web resource for LGBTQI church workers

A coalition of Catholic organizations that work for LGBTQI equality has launched a website to combat unjust hiring and firing practices targeted at LGBTQI individuals at Catholic institutions, including schools, hospitals, parishes and social service organizations. ChurchWorkerJustice.org is a project of the Equally Blessed coalition and was developed in collaboration […]

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Mary McAleese and Theologians to Challenge Vatican Teaching on the Eve of the Papal Visit

– For immediate release – Time:   Monday, 20th August at 4.00pm Place:  Trinity School of Religion, ISE-Loyola Building, Trinity College Dublin Dr. Mary McAleese, will launch the Wijngaards Institute’s new academic research report on ‘LGBT Catholics & Gender Theologies’ during a press conference on Monday, August 20. This will be followed by a panel discussion confronting […]

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 […]