LGBTQ Advocates Seek Defunding of Canada’s Taxpayer-Funded Catholic Schools

Some of Canada's LGBTQ advocacy groups are calling for an end to the public funding of Canadian Catholic schools over the schools' treatment of LGBTQ students and staff. Read More

Canada’s Largest Catholic School District Weighs Gender Identity Protections

Officials for the world's largest publicly-funded Catholic school district are deciding whether to make non-discrimination protections more LGBTQ inclusive by including protections for gender identity and/or expression. Read More

Transgender Education Policies Face Catholic Opposition in Canada, U.S.

The Edmonton Catholic School Board initially passed a policy on LGBT students, the latest step in a heated debate which has led many to doubt the Board's abilities and Education Minister David Eggen to mandate professional facilitation. Read More

Canada's Catholic Schools Take Further Steps toward LGBT Inclusion

Canada’s publicly-funded Catholic school system has made some great strides in regard to LGBT issues... Read More

Catholic School Board in Canada Allows Gay-Straight Alliances

The Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board, Ontario, Canada, has relented and agreed to allow gay-straight alliances... Read More

Reconciling the Church’s “Colonizing Mentality” Towards LGBTQ+ People

As a gay Catholic, I see Pope Francis' approach to addressing the residential schools as a model for how the church might one day reconcile with LGBTQ+ Catholics who have been harmed and excluded. Read More

Archdiocese Apologies to LGBTQ+ Society Three Years After Discrimination Occurred

Three years after an LGBTQ+ society was prohibited from renting a Catholic parish’s community center for an event, the organization has received an apology for the exclusion by the local archdiocese. Read More

Irish Bishops Approve LGBTQ-Negative Sex Education Program; And Other News

Today's post includes stories about the Irish church's new sex education program, one Jesuit's review of "The Power of the Dog," and more. Read More

Three Vignettes on LGBTQ Ministry from a Passionist Priest

For Pride Month, we invited Passionist Father John Lee, C.P., an ally and long-time minister with the LGBTQ community, to reflect on what he has learned from his pastoral experiences.  Read More

More Canadian Catholic School Districts Allow Pride Flags to Fly This June

The decision of whether or not to fly Pride flags during the month of June has roiled many Catholic school districts in Canada for several years. This month has been no different as one school board denied requests from one school to show LGBTQ+ support, but progress is being made. Read More