California’s attorney general has denied a proposed merger of two religious hospital chains in Northern California, citing the merger’s potential problems of increased health costs, limited access, and decreased availability of transgender healthcare services.
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After their teacher was fired for being married to another woman, students at a Catholic school in Indianapolis formed a group to respond and push for a more inclusive church. Shelly Fitzgerald, a co-director of guidance at Roncalli High School, was “abruptly given an ultimatum and required to choose between her job as codirector of guidance or her same-sex marriage,” as reported by a new article in U.S. Catholic.
The nation’s first openly gay astronaut recently spoke about her six months aboard the International Space Station on October 10 at her Catholic high school alma mater. Nearly 1,000 students attended from several area schools. However, several schools were notably absent.
Two disputes, one in British Columbia and one in Kansas, have arisen about whether Catholic parishes are suitable locations for local politics given the church’s LGBTQ-negative stance.
A transgender man is appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of a Catholic hospital which refused to administer a hysterectomy for his gender transition.
A priest thanks and affirms the work of a young gay Catholic man speaking out for justice in the church.
As the new school year starts here in Indianapolis, two Catholic high schools are missing key faculty and staff who were terminated this past year because of their same-gender marriages. A third Catholic school lives under sanctions by the local archbishop for refusing to discriminate. But in these unjust situations, I find there is a certain freedom and a hope coming forth, too.
Today’s post is from guest blogger Jason Steidl who reviews “Stumbling in Holiness,” a new book on sin and sanctity in the church by theologian Brian Flanagan, and shares its implications for LGBTQ and Ally Catholics.
A Catholic employee at an IKEA store in Poland was fired after he posted violently imaged scripture passages on the store’s internal Facebook group.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, held a Mass of Inclusion to welcome LGBTQ people to the church.
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