Entries by Brian Kaufman

Exploring the Unique Contours of Doing LGBTQ Outreach with Latinx Communities

Across the United States, priests, parents, and church workers are creating spiritual programs to build a more inclusive church for Latinx LGBTQ Catholics. Although the majority of these initiatives incorporate a holistic understanding of LGBTQ identity, not all of them fully embrace the beautiful diversity of God’s Latinx LGBTQ children.

Pope’s Almoner: Support for Transgender Sex Workers is “Ordinary Work for the Church”

Praise is being heaped upon Pope Francis for his support earlier this month of transgender women who have suffered economically because of the coronavirus pandemic, while the pope’s personal almoner has said such support is “ordinary work for the Church.”

Supreme Court Hears Catholic School Cases that Could Impact LGBTQ Church Workers

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases concerning the various factors that will determine how workers may be classified as “ministers” when employed by religious institutions. The decision in these joined cases could have an impact on the scores of employment disputes involving LGBTQ issues that have occurred in the last decade.

With Catholic Support, Polish Government Seeks to Define LGBTQ People as Child Abusers

The Polish government’s targeted political campaign against the LGBTQ community continues to gain traction, driven by its ultranationalist leading party and galvanized by the institutional church as well as by Polish society, of which a majority identifies as Catholic.