Fired Church Worker Settles with Catholic School, Sues Archdiocese for Discrimination

A gay church worker has settled with the Catholic school which fired him over his same-gender marriage, but the worker is still suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. News also broke that the church worker is husband to a gay church worker which a nearby Catholic school refused to fire. Read More

Frédéric Martel, Author of “In the Closet of the Vatican,” Offers Lengthy Response to Critics

Frédéric Martel, the author of the controversial In the Closet of the Vatican published earlier this year, has responded to critics by saying Catholics do not like the truth and the church is "burning and threatening to collapse." Read More

School With Banned Pride Mural Starts LGBTQ+ Educational Program

A month after a New Jersey priest ordered a charter school using church property to cover up a Keith Haring-inspired pride mural, the school has announced that it  will be rolling out an LGBTQ+ inclusive history program this fall. Read More

Catholic Restaurant Owners Deny Service to Engaged Lesbian Couple

The Catholic owners of a Missouri restaurant denied service to a lesbian couple just weeks before the couple married. Read More

Advocates Gather for Global Forum on the State of LGBTQI Catholic Affairs

LGBTQI advocates from around the world gathered in Chicago last week for the third assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a conference which ended with a daylong forum on the state of LGBTQI Catholic affairs. Read More

Brazilian Bishops Troubled by Court’s Criminalization of Homophobia, Transphobia

Brazil's bishops have expressed concern about a high court's ruling that homophobia and transphobia should be criminalized as a crime equivalent to racism. Read More

Interfaith Leaders Denounce Bishop’s Anti-Transgender Comments; LGBTQ Youth Group Criticizes Pope Francis; and More

Today's post features Catholic LGBTQ news updates, including an interfaith letter criticizing a transgender-negative bishop, an LGBTQ youth group's criticism of Pope Francis, and more. Read More

Catholics Must Stop Trump’s Misuse of Natural Law Theory Against LGBTQ Equality

The Trump administration announced earlier this spring that it was launching an advisory board on human rights to be grounded in natural law. The natural law tradition has been used theologically by Catholics for centuries, often to the detriment of marginalized groups. How should Catholics respond to this move that could potentially imperil LGBTQ equality worldwide? Read More

Responding to Vatican’s Gender Document, Catholics Urge Church Leaders to Really Listen

A Catholic sister who has worked with transgender people for two decades shared her thoughts on the Vatican's gender document released last month, one of many reactions about the controversial text still being published. Read More

Thousands of German Religious Educators Call for Rethinking of Church Teachings on Sexuality

Ahead of the German church's upcoming synodal process, an organization representing thousands of religious educators in Germany has called for the Catholic Church to reconsider its teachings on sexual morality, more specifically on homosexuality. Read More