5,200 churches exit UMC in 2023 over LGBTQ+ policies

Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland, TN is shown on a cloudy morning.

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is experiencing significant division over its stance on homosexuality, resulting in over 7,000 congregations leaving the denomination since 2019. More than 5,200 churches have disaffiliated in 2023 alone. Notable departures …

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Same-sex couple blessings in the Catholic Church

Love is written on a drawing of a stained glass window.

Pope Francis’s recent openness to priests offering blessings to same-sex couples has generated attention. While Catholic Church doctrine defines marriage as between one man and one woman, the Pope’s comments emphasize the importance of pastoral …

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