Catholic leaders in Scotland have joined with Protestants to oppose parts of a proposed hate crime bill that they fear would limit their abilities to legally make negative statements about LGBTQ people.
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Mac Svolos (he/him) is a writer and advocate for church reform. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and Theology from Creighton University. He lives in Chicago.
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This year, I ate meat on the first Friday of Lent. Not by accident, like I’d done before. Not justifying it with a technicality (like it was after midnight Friday night when we left the bar, so it was really Saturday). Not feeling out of control, or like I couldn’t stop myself, but on purpose. Purposefully.
Catholics have spoken out against a sermon by a Michigan priest who criticized LGBTQ people in the church.
A transgender alumna’s demand that her Catholic university take action against a professor who demeaned a trans woman nominated for a high-ranking position in the Biden administration, has been rebuffed by the campus administration.
“Transgender persons are the body of Christ too,” wrote Sr. Luisa Derouen, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in a recent column in which she called for Catholic hospitals to provide more equitable healthcare.
A Brazilian priest has used Instagram to share photos of himself with transgender women along with a message of acceptance.
Catholic social teaching can provide common ground for President Joe Biden and U.S. Catholics to work together on LGBTQ issues, Yunuen Trujillo suggested in a recent op-ed for the National Catholic Reporter.
Reconciling his faith and sexuality was a long journey for Eder Díaz Santillan, but today, he has found connection and helped others to do the same through a podcast sharing stories from Latinx LGBTQ Catholics.
In the face of widespread homophobia and transphobia, LGBT Catholic groups in Brazil have been making strides to develop community and connection with the queer community, other Catholics, and each other.
The Catholic Diocese of Belize has vocally opposed legislation that would have protected people from discrimination based on gender and/or sexual orientation.
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