Parents and parishioners in Salt Lake City are raising the alarm about the appointment of anew parish priest, Fr. Erik Richtsteig because they fear he will be a negative influence on their church community.
About Catherine Buck
Catherine Buck is a writer and educator from Burlington, New Jersey. She recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Camden, where she also teaches composition. She received her BA from La Salle University, and has worked with Lasallian communities worldwide, including a year of service in El Paso, Texas. Her non-profit work has most recently taken her to Nicaragua, where she first became interested in the practices of liberation theology.
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A Fordham University panel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising focused on the ongoing challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people around the globe, including in majority Catholic countries.
A church worker fired by a Catholic high school over her same-gender marriage is now suing that school for discrimination, further intensifying the church employment disputes that have rocked the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
A month after a New Jersey priest ordered a charter school using church property to cover up a Keith Haring-inspired pride mural, the school has announced that it will be rolling out an LGBTQ+ inclusive history program this fall.
In an opinion column for the Jersey Journal, pastor Fr. Alexander Santora of Hoboken, New Jersey, shared the hopes of many LGBTQ Catholics under the headline ‘Gays want Catholic church to acknowledge their goodness.’
Student leaders at Marian University, Indianapolis, are pushing back against the school’s restrictions on events held by the Marian Alliance, an LGBTQ student group.
LGBTQI+ students at Seton Hall University are working to have their voices heard across the campus community, and especially in the classroom.
In February, Seattle University joined a growing group of Jesuit colleges to approve gender-inclusive housing policies for undergraduate resident students.
A recent essay by Eloise Blondiau in Vox looks at the lives of several transgender Catholics who are living in a space one of them calls ‘doctrinal limbo.’ While the Vatican has been definitive on sexual prohibitions for gay and lesbian people, there remains “no universal church teachings on transgender identity,” says Blondiau, who is a producer for America Media, a Jesuit company.
Members of Malta’s LGBTQ+ community recently responded to a survey on sexuality and religion by Lovin’ Malta, a website devoted to sharing news and culture in the island nation.
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