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Catholic School Teacher Fired Over Same-Gender Engagement

October 23, 2017

I have ruminated long and hard about raising my voice. I’ve considered outlets through which I could speak and I’ve considered silence. For a while, I favored silence, in that perhaps behind-the-scenes discussion could be possible if I didn’t make a public deal out of leaving. Events of the past week have made it impossible for me to continue without a fight.

Bishop: Diocese Would Be “Irreparably Damaged” If Unable to Fire Church Workers

October 22, 2017

Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte made his remarks while being deposed in the federal court case of Lonnie Billard, who was fired from Charlotte Catholic High School in 2014 when his engagement to a man became public. Jugis said in the deposition that continuing to employ church workers who advocate against or violate “fundamental moral tenets” of church teaching would be a cause for “scandal.” The Charlotte Observer reported further. . .

Intimate Conviction Conference Examines Religion’s Role in Criminalization Laws

October 21, 2017

Two weeks ago, I had the distinct honor of being a speaker at an international conference in Kingston, Jamaica, which focused on the role churches play in the enactment and repeal of laws that criminalize LGBT people.   I was the lone Roman Catholic among an impressive array of speakers from Anglican and Protestant churches from places like Canada, the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Barbados, Jamaica, and many other nations that are or were part of the British Commonwealth.  

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Following Jesus in Honesty

A retreat for gay priests, brothers, religious, and deacons, and all diocesan clergy personnel, congregational leaders, and formation personnel

November 13-15, 2017

Racine, WI

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A daylong workshop of education, dialogue, and prayer about welcoming transgender people.

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