Fr. Dan Horan Refutes Some Catholics’ Anti-Transgender Claims, Seeks Welcome Instead

Responding to a recent flurry of anti-transgender speech and legislation across the U.S., Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM, has called for the Catholic Church to be welcoming to the transgender community. Read More

U.S. Bishops Suggest Equality Act Would Harm Religious People and Mandate Abortions

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a letter against the Equality Act, suggesting the legislation could "inflict numerous legal and social harms" on religious people and "be construed to include an abortion mandate." Read More

U.S. Bishops Reject President Biden’s New LGBTQ Executive Order as “Misguided”

The U.S. bishops have voiced their opposition to a new executive order signed by President Joe Biden to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Read More

Top U.S. Bishops Issue Letter of Support for Legislation Targeting Transgender Athletes

Two committee chairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have stated their support for a federal anti-transgender bill that would cut off  Title IX funding from schools which permit transgender women to compete athletically with cisgender women. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More

U.S. Bishops Voice Objections to Republican-Led ‘Fairness for All Act’

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently wrote to Congress to express concerns over the Fairness for All Act which aims to simultaneously protect LGBTQ people from discrimination and religious institutions’ freedom from government interference. Read More

Catholic Bishops and LGBTQI Advocates At Odds Over Vatican’s View of Gender Identity

The U.S. bishops' top official on education has welcomed a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," which has prompted condemnation from LGBTQ advocates. Read More

U.S. Bishops “Gravely Disappointed” with Equality Act, Support Trump’s Anti-Transgender Guideline

The U.S. bishops have continued to cheerlead the Trump administration's war on LGBTQ people, this time decrying the Equality Act's recent passage in Congress and endorsing a new federal anti-transgender guideline. Catholics are again left wondering just how far Church leaders will go in their crusade allegedly to defend religious liberty in which they show little concern for LGBTQ lives. Read More

Defying Bishops’ Alarms, Catholics Express Support for Equality Act Which Passed a Legislative Hurdle

Catholics have been expressing their support for the Equality Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week, defying episcopal opposition with a pro-LGBTQ faith witness. Read More

While Oakland Diocese Relaxes Teacher Contract, San Francisco Tightens Theirs

Two dioceses on either side of the San Francisco Bay have taken different approaches to... Read More