LGBTQ+ equality supporters are planning to protest a liturgy for Australian Cardinal George Pell, who died earlier this month, but a Catholic LGBTQ+ advocate questions if this is a proper response.
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Sarah Cassidy (she/her) is a writer and student from New York. She is a graduate from Fordham University, where she majored in Psychology and minored in English and Classical Civilizations. She spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps where she was placed in San Francisco, CA. While there, Sarah worked as a case manager at a local nonprofit focused on family stabilization. She is currently a graduate student at Columbia University School of Social Work. Sarah is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights, church reform, and community organizing.
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A Canadian publisher is discontinuing a Catholic textbook series after the books were accused of containing homophobic and transphobic content.
A critic has described the decision of Liechtenstein’s archbishop to cancel a Mass for the country’s parliament over marriage equality as “spiritual blackmail.”
A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decided that Catholic healthcare systems and providers cannot be forced to perform or cover gender-affirming healthcare, if such procedures violate the system or provider’s religious beliefs.
In a recent interview, a German bishop has said that church teaching on sexuality for LGBTQ+ people needs to be reviewed, and that a gay orientation is “God’s will.”
As the LGBTQ+ community continues grieving the Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs last month, U.S. Catholic published a piece by Alex Gruber that honored the victims and acknowledged the depth of the tragedy.
The German bishops have reformed church employment policies to recommend that church workers in same-gender relationships or who are divorced and remarried should not lose their jobs because of personal situations.
Members of a Catholic school’s diversity and inclusion committee have resigned after the school’s leaders announced a policy of neutrality on flying Pride and Black Lives Matter flags.
A bishop in Ireland has banned from ministry a priest who made anti-LGBTQ+ comments during a homily.
Germany’s male Franciscans have elected an openly gay brother as their new leader, who becomes one of the most high-profile out LGBTQ+ church leader to date.
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