Students at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, are beginning to question the university’s support of the LGBTQ community after a campus minister sued the university for sexual orientation-based harassment and discrimination.
About Kevin Molloy
Kevin Molloy has worked in ministry with youth and undergraduate college students since 2013. He received his A.B. in Religious Studies from the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, and his M.A. in Systematic Theology from Union Theological Seminary, New York. In addition to ministry, Kevin studies and teaches Liberation Theology, with a particular interest in LGBT liberation and queer theologies.
Entries by Kevin Molloy
Students at a Catholic high school in Seattle are protesting the reported forced resignations of two LGBTQ teachers by staging a walk-out from school and a rally outside local diocese’s offices.
A former campus minister at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, is suing the school for workplace discrimination and harassment based on actions she experienced after marrying her same-gender spouse.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently wrote to Congress to express concerns over the Fairness for All Act which aims to simultaneously protect LGBTQ people from discrimination and religious institutions’ freedom from government interference.
The United Kingdom’s Defense Minister has apologized to LGBTQ military service members outed by Catholic military chaplains who reportedly broke the seal of confession and betrayed the confidentiality of pastoral encounters.
The U.S. Catholic hierarchy’s insistence on opposing same-gender marriage distracts its leaders and laity from speaking out against other moral shortcomings, says a Commonweal editor in a recent column.
When Hallmark recently wavered between caving to pressure from conservative Christians and claiming to support the LGBTQ community, one central element was missing from the controversy’s discussion: Christmas.
As the semester winds down, here is a round-up of news stories concerning LGBTQ issues in Catholic higher education.
Included in a newly formed list of the safest places for LGBTQ people to visit are a number of predominantly Catholic countries, showing Catholics are more supportive of LGBTQ equality than they are resistant to it.
The University of Notre Dame’s LGBTQ community and allies are forcing a reckoning on the Catholic campus that mirrors the reckoning happening in the wider U.S. Catholic church between theoretical arguments made about the queer community and the lived experience of LGBTQ folks.
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