A leading U.S. cardinal has been asked by the Vatican to negotiate a canonical dispute between an archdiocese and a local Catholic high school. The dispute erupted after the archbishop removed the school’s Catholic affiliation over its failure to comply with the archbishop’s request for a married gay teacher to be fired.
About Brian Kaufman
Brian William Kaufman completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Boston College, where he focused on the role of religion in international affairs and Catholic theological ethics. Prior to completing his Juris Doctor at Emory University School of Law, Brian studied and worked abroad in Paris, France, for four years.
Brian has also worked for a number of social justice organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the American Constitution Society.
His studies and professional experiences have focused on the intersection among sexuality, gender, religion, and child welfare law and policy.
Currently, Brian is the Director of Studio Operations for Down Dog Yoga, a yoga community in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia area. He is a certified 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). Brian started teaching yoga in August 2020 for his studio, and he absolutely loves it!
Since August 2014, Brian has also served as the Residential Liturgical Coordinator and Senior Dorm Parent for Georgetown Preparatory School, an all-boys Jesuit high school located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Entries by Brian Kaufman
The Archdiocese of Chicago has contested the reinstatement of an amended discrimination suit brought against them by a gay church worker who was fired for marrying his same-gender partner
An archbishop in Australia has joined critics of a newly-passed law banning conversion therapy in the state of Victoria.
An openly gay Jesuit priest has written about his spiritual journey as he wrestled with the harmonization of his religious vocation and sexual identity.
A gay Catholic couple in Italy, who had a 2015 phone conversation with Pope Francis about their concerns over the church welcoming their children, have spoken out now about the pope’s affirming message to them in that call.
The U.S. bishops have voiced their opposition to a new executive order signed by President Joe Biden to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
A professor who studies the origins of Christianity has highlighted the previously untold lives of and literature about transgender and gender non-conforming saints.
A Catholic high school in France has apologized after it came under fire for the distribution of an anti-LGBTQ booklet to its students. The document, authored by a French Catholic priest, casts LGBTQ identity and relationships in a negative light.
Senior Catholic officials in the United Kingdom have applauded a ruling from the nation’s highest court that says certain transgender children lack the legal competency to consent to medical treatments administered by a gender identity clinic.
A transgender Catholic legislator in the Philippine has been using Pope Francis’s recent endorsement of same-gender civil unions to encourage LGBTQ equality in that country, including the legalization of civil unions.
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