Catholic Leaders Seek Right to Discriminate in Federally-Funded Childcare Programs

Catholic leaders, including the U.S. bishops, have joined an interfaith letter that seeks provisions in Build Back Better Act's childcare and pre-kindergarten programs allowing discrimination, including against LGBTQ people.   Read More

Catholic Leaders Praise New Ways Ministry Statement on LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

As Bondings 2.0 reported yesterday, more than 250 theologians, church leaders, writers, and scholars have endorsed a statement calling for Catholics to support LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. Read More

“Hands-Off” Judicial Approach on LGBTQ Discrimination Offers Catholic Inflection Point

The U.S. judicial system’s recent hands-off approach towards religious liberty could be an opportunity for churches to discern matters of inclusion and justice within their own communities, writes Patrick Hornbeck. Read More

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

Sr. Jeannine Gramick: Discrimination Under Religious Guise Must Not Be Allowed in Fulton Case

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, recently praised Bethany Christian Services' decision to work with LGBTQ adoptive and foster parents. She wrote more broadly about the need to end discrimination by social service agencies under the guise of religion. Read More

U.S. Bishops Opposed Law to Fund Suicide Hotline Over Provisions for LGBTQ Support

The National Catholic Reporter broke news this week that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) lobbied last year against legislation to fund a national suicide hotline because it would also fund LGBTQ-specific care, which is only the latest use of their political weight to stop pro-LGBTQ initiatives. Read More

Catholics Voice Support for Equality Act, Denounce U.S. Bishops’ Extreme Rhetoric

Catholics are voicing their support for the Equality Act after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives recently. But Catholics are also criticizing the U.S. bishops for harsh rhetoric about the Act, including denials that LGBTQ people face systemic discrimination. 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

Bishops Applaud New Trump Administration Rule Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

The U.S. bishops have expressed their appreciation for a new Trump administration rule that would allow federally-funded social service service providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Read More

Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom from Discrimination: A Lament and A Plan of Action

As LGBTQ Catholics, we recognize that none of us is free from discrimination unless all of us are.  What are our next moves? Read More