Judge Questions Authority of Indianapolis Archdiocese to Fire Gay Employee

An Indiana judge has allowed a fired gay teacher’s lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to proceed by calling into question the Archdiocese’s authority over employment decisions in its Catholic schools. Read More

Archdiocese of Salzburg Publishes New Book on Church Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

Austria’s Archdiocese of Salzburg has published a new book which explores the blessings of same-gender unions, an important step towards formal recognition of LGBTQ+ relationships in a country where marriage equality was instituted in 2019.  Read More

Whither Our Easter Joy?

This week, as with the many weeks of our lives, the Gospel invites us to identify with the disciples as they learn from Jesus. But this week things are very different. Jesus is saying goodbye.  Read More

Rector of U.S.’ First Cathedral Calls Drag Story Time “Evil”; Ruth Hunt Joins House of Lords; And More News

Today's post features news briefs on one Catholic priest's harmful comments about drag story hours, a Catholic lesbian's appointment to the U.K.'s House of Lords, and the legacy of LGBTQ advocate Wendell Rodricks, who recently passed away. Read More

Masses By LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Are Refuge for Those Seeking Home in the Church

The Catholic Diocese of Westminster recently marked the 21st anniversary of a pastoral outreach that welcomes Catholic LGBT+ people, their parents, families, and friends. Read More

Ascension Thursday: Ready, Set, Go!

The space between Ascension abandonment and Pentecost confidence is uncomfortable. Read More

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Issues Support for Dignity/Detroit After Sanctions

Bishop Gumbleton, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality and other social justice causes, has spoken up to support Dignity/Detroit, a local organization of LGBTQI Catholics and their supporters, after the Archdiocese of Detroit issued sanctions against the group. Read More

Jamie Manson: Lesbian Couple’s Love on Netflix Is “Sacramental in Every Sense”

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson reflected on the tension between the timing of "A Secret Love," the Netflix documentary that affirms queer partnerships, and the Catholic Church's exclusion of queer people in the workplace and in marriage. Read More

Students Rally to Support Teacher Terminated by Catholic School Over Same-Gender Marriage

A Catholic school's students and alumni have voiced their objections to the school's decision to not renew a gay teacher's contract because of his same-gender marriage, a decision backed by the local archbishop. Read More

Out and About Among Samaritans

“Don’t let me ever hear those hateful words. We Catholics are above that.” Today’s liturgical readings give us a path to move beyond the politics of “us and them.” Read More