U.S. Bishops Object to New Title IX Revisions Aimed at Protecting LGBTQ Students

The chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees have expressed concern about proposed revisions to Title IX regulations, specifically as they might pertain to Catholic teaching on sexual orientation, gender identity, and abortion. Read More

German Bishop Defends Synodal Way

A top bishop in Germany is defending that country's Synodal Way after dozens of bishops published an open letter critical of the process, which has been quite LGBTQ-positive in draft documents. Read More

Former Catholic Charities Head Denounces Bishops’ Defense of Adoption Discrimination

A former Catholic Charities head has denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2021 ruling that allows religious adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ client. The head also chastised the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) support of such discrimination. Read More

Eucharistic Coherence…But For Whom?

A proposed document on eucharistic coherence--and the spirit behind it--being debated by the U.S. bishops today could create new problems for LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

More Bishops, Religious Communities Affirm Statement in Support of LGBTQ Youth

Additional bishops, as well as communities of men and women religious have added their names to a statement against anti-LGBTQ bullying released last month by eight U.S. Catholic bishops. Read More

Exuberant Praise for Pope Francis from One Bishop, But from Others, Not So Much

Bishops worldwide, as well as a top official with the Archdiocese of New York, have publicly criticized Pope Francis for his support of civil unions that recognize same-gender couples, though a few exceptions exist. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: The Pope’s New Message on Lesbian and Gay Couples

A new and important message from Pope Francis on lesbian and gay couples.  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

New Ways Ministry Praises Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Leaders

The leaders of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis have taken a courageous step by standing by their teacher who is involved in a civil same-gender marriage.   Read More

Conservative Resistance to Pope Francis Gels Around LGBT Issues

A conservative resistance has been growing in the church since Pope Francis was elected in 2013, with many of the harshest criticisms reserved for the ways he has slowly begun to change the church’s conversation around LGBTQ+ acceptance.  Read More