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At World Meeting of Families, Catholic leaders address sex abuse scandal, LGBT inclusion

The Gospel of the Family

A range of challenges to family life in the 21st century — from poor communication and alienation to sexual misconduct and the treatment of LGBT persons — dominated conversation at the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families this week.

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Chasing rainbows at World Meeting of Families

lgbt choir outside the gates of the wmof

If the organizers of the World Meeting of Families had any hope of playing down LGBTQ issues in the church, those aspirations were quickly and ably dashed by LGBTQ Catholic activists and their allies in Dublin this week.

Continue reading at The National Catholic Reporter.

LGBT family shares hopes for World Meeting of Families


Hundreds of thousands of families are attending the World Meeting of Families, including those with same sex parents. Currents News Michelle Powers speaks with one “rainbow family” as the meeting in Dublin discusses the role of LGBT Catholics in the Church.

Via Currents News.

Ahead of World Meeting of Families, event amplifies excluded voices

The absence of “voices” is becoming something of a theme of the World Meeting of Families, beginning with the editing out of Los Angeles auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell’s words of recognition of the existence of LGBT families from the Amoris Laetitia resource video for the international gathering.

Continue reading at the National Catholic Reporter.

McAleese backs study that confronts Vatican’s treatment of gay Catholics

Former president Mary McAleese

The former President, Mary McAleese, will tomorrow endorse an international academic study challenging Catholic Church teaching that homosexuality is “intrinsically disordered”, placing the issue of the Vatican’s treatment of gay Catholics centre stage ahead of the Pope’s visit.

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‘I have received oceans of hate and threats’ – pro-LGBT priest ‘isn’t bothered’ by petition calling for him to be dropped from Dublin papal event

James Martin

An outspoken priest has said that he has received “oceans of hate and threats” for speaking out in support of the LGBT community.

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Tech company withdraws from WMoF over treatment of LGBT+ groups

Catholic bishop

This afternoon on Twitter, co-founder of waytoB Talita Holzer made the announcement that they have decided to withdraw from the event after learning that LGBT+ groups were denied a paid stand on the grounds of a lack of space.

Continue reading at GCN.

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope’s visit

Pope Francis


An LGBT-advocating Catholic group that was unable to get an exhibition stand at the World Meeting of Families has decided against protesting the Pope’s visit.

Continue reading at The Journal.