Sr. Jeannine Gramick to L.A. Dodgers: “I Support Your Honoring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”

Today's post includes a statement from Sr. Jeannine Gramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, about the recent controversy involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Read More

Alumni Protest New Hampshire Catholic School Over Firing of LGBTQ+ and Ally Teachers

Community members of a New Hampshire Catholic school have launched protests alleging school administrators fired staff members who refused to attend an anti-transgender training. Read More

Catholics Involved in Controversy Over L.A. Dodgers Honoring Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

A Major League Baseball team and a controversial LGBTQ+ group have been at the center of a dispute prompted by right wing Catholics over the group being given an award. The dispute has led to a wider conversation about Catholic sisters and real inclusion. Read More

Catholic Sisters to Trans Community: “We’re Going to Find a Way to Be There With You”

“We know that you're whole as you are,” says Sr. Barbara Battista, “and we're going to find a way to reach out to you and to be there with you.” This was with the message a group of Catholic women religious wanted to send to the trans community on this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility in March. Read More

Catholic Faith Prompts Nebraska Legislator to Filibuster Anti-Transgender Legislation

Catholic faith has been motivating Nebraska State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh to block transphobic legislation. “I don't believe God makes mistakes. I believe that transgender children are perfect the way that they are," said Cavanaugh. Read More

Fired Gay Church Worker’s Lawsuit to Be Heard by U.S. Court of Appeals’ Fourth Circuit

A Catholic school teacher fired due to his same-gender marriage will have his discrimination lawsuit heard by a U.S. Court of Appeals soon. Read More

What’s So Queer About the Ascension?

If the Ascension isn’t “absurdity” and “exaggeration” I don’t know what it is! Jesus is talking to his disciples, then suddenly raised up physically above them, then hidden behind a cloud, and then two strangers show up out of nowhere and start lecturing his friends? I’ve seen drag shows with less drama. Read More

Trans Artists’ “Unholy” Performance at Grammys Has Lessons for Christians, Writes Journalist

"This memory was strong in his mind as he commented on how negatively Christians responded to Sam Smith’s and Kim Petras’ performance of the song 'Unholy' at the Grammy Awards this winter, which had allusions to Satan." Read More

Global Survey of Catholic Women Finds Significant Support for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Church

A survey of Catholic women worldwide released this spring has found respondents to be largely supportive of LGBTQ+ inclusion, though not as much for sacramental marriage equality and with diversity in terms of where such support is found geographically. Read More

“Rules Are Written for the Majority”: Dress Codes in Catholic Schools and LGBTQ+ Students

Curious about dress codes at other Catholic high schools, I scoured online handbooks and had conversations with other administrators. Beyond reading their dress codes, I wanted to understand the rationale behind them. Read More