Before the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon announced it was closing its Catholic schools office, possibly in response to backlash against its new gender identity policy, one theologian tackled the problems with document and its limited imagination.
About Andru Zodrow
Andru Zodrow (he/him) is an honors undergraduate Political Science and Theology student at Seattle University, where he is a Sullivan Scholar. He is Editor-in-Chief of his school newspaper The Spectator, where he primarily reports on the Church, social justice movements and campus politics. Andru is active in Seattle U’s campus ministry and ethics bowl team, and enjoys theater in his freetime.
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The Sisters of Mercy have released a statement of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community for Pride Month, the latest step on the congregation’s committed path to building queer inclusion.
Community members of a New Hampshire Catholic school have launched protests alleging school administrators fired staff members who refused to attend an anti-transgender training.
The Philippines’ Department of Education has drawn criticism from the nation’s Catholic bishops conference and other faithful over new curriculum guidelines that include discussion of the LGBTQ+ community.
The University of Portland has affirmed its support for transgender students after the local archdiocese issued an LGBTQ-negative policy regarding Catholic education. Today’s post includes this story, as well as other updates from Catholic colleges.
LGBTQ+ Christians in Hungary have expressed hope that a visit by Pope Francis beginning today will bring a message of acceptance to a nation where anti-LGBTQ+ policies are intensifying, often with Catholic support.
Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, has penned an essay reflecting on Pope Francis’ call for the decriminalization of homosexuality and her vision for the future of the church.
Kenyan Catholic leaders have offered mixed reactions to a ruling by their nation’s supreme court which upheld the right of LGBTQ+ people to form associations.
The Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, has encouraged parishes to disassociate from Scouts BSA because the scouting organization no longer provides an exemption for religious organizational sponsors of scout groups to exclude young people’s whose “personal beliefs” conflict with the sponsoring group.
Pope Francis’ recent call to end the criminalization of LGBTQ+ people has been echoed by Guyana’s most senior cleric.
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