News and Views
The first Synod report addresses many topics. So where are LGBTQ people?Breaking NewsViews Ryan Di Corpo / October 28, 2023
By multiple accounts, LGBTQ people—at least through their stories and struggles—were present in the Synod hall. But they are noticeably absent from this document.
Pope Francis shows support to LGBTQ Catholic groups as Synod meetsBreaking NewsViews Ryan Di Corpo / October 25, 2023
These papal meetings come amid widespread speculation and significant interest about discussions between Synod delegates on LGBTQ topics.
Outreach editor Father James Martin appointed to upcoming Synod of BishopsBreaking News Colleen Dulle / July 7, 2023
Pope Francis has expressed his support for Father Martin’s ministry on multiple occasions. Most recently, he sent his greetings to participants in the Outreach LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Conference in June.
Pope Francis sends greetings to this year’s Outreach conference for LGBTQ CatholicsBreaking News Outreach Staff / June 14, 2023
“I send my best regards to the members of the meeting at Fordham University,” wrote the Holy Father.
Advocacy group issues nationwide “state of emergency” for LGBTQ peopleBreaking News Ryan Di Corpo / June 6, 2023
In a press release, the Human Rights Campaign (H.R.C.), based in Washington, D.C., said its emergency declaration was triggered by “a dizzying patchwork of discriminatory state laws” and an avalanche of legislation aimed at curtailing LGBTQ civil rights.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities president: Gag laws limit religious libertyBreaking NewsViews Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. / May 5, 2023
The ACCU is monitoring this legislating across the nation. For us, this is a matter of freedom of religion.
Pope Francis and Cardinal McElroy speak out on LGBTQ issuesBreaking NewsViews James Martin, S.J. / February 7, 2023
“The ‘intrinsically disordered’ language is a disservice,” said Cardinal McElroy in an interview with America.
Pope Francis clarifies comments on homosexuality: “One must consider the circumstances.”Breaking NewsViews Outreach Staff / January 27, 2023
Outreach asked the Holy Father three questions, in Spanish, and received a written response from him, to clarify his comments on the decriminalization of homosexuality.
Pope Francis’s call to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide will save livesBreaking NewsViews James Martin, S.J. / January 25, 2023
This represents and immense step forward for LGBTQ people, their families and friends, and will undoubtedly save lives.