New Article Highlights Tensions in LGBTQ+ Pastoral Ministry at Catholic Colleges

A recent piece in the National Catholic Reporter suggests that both Catholic and Protestant colleges are often serving as this liminal space where queer students experience acceptance, as well as the contradiction of anti-LGBTQ+ theological underpinnings. Read More

Jesuit Universities Host Drag Show, Celebrate Queer History, and More

With the academic year underway, today's post features three LGBTQ+ stories from Catholic Jesuit higher education. Read More

Across U.S., Catholic Educators Criticize Wave of Diocesan Anti-Transgender Policies

Catholic educators are saving lives as they build communities of welcome for LGBTQ+ students despite some dioceses' attempts to enact transgender-exclusionary policies.  Read More

New Zealand Bishops’ New Gender Policy for Catholic Schools Relies on Social Justice

New Zealand's bishops have released pastoral guidelines on sexual and gender diversity in Catholic schools which are far more inclusive and respectful than many other gender policies announced in recent years. Read More

Indonesian Catholics Oppose Government Order to Suppress LGBTQ+ Education

Catholics in predominantly-Muslim Indonesia have become vocal opponents of a new provincial order aimed at suppressing LGBTQ+ people in education, as the Catholics argue the order could institutionalize discrimination. Read More

USCCB Education Chair Says Gender Policies Causing Decline in Parochial Schools

The chair of the U.S. Conference Catholic Bishops' education committee has entered the growing debate in the church around gender policies for Catholic schools, and he has sided with those who do not support inclusive policies. Read More

Villanova University Issues New Guide on Being Transgender and Nonbinary Inclusive

Villanova University has issued new guidance to faculty and staff aimed at providing more gender-inclusive language and curricula. At just two pages long, the list of suggestions to faculty and staff is brief, but includes valuable best practices which could be applied to all Catholic institutions of higher learning. Read More

This Fall, Deepen Your Catholic LGBTQ+ Knowledge with New Virtual Programs

This fall, New Ways Ministry invites you to a series of virtual programs centered on deepening knowledge about how to be a Catholic LGBTQ+ advocate. Read More

Paulist Fathers Expelled from Newman Center as New Bishop Shifts LGBTQ+ Approach

Paulist priests who have long headed ministry at The Ohio State University’s Catholic Newman Center have been removed by a newly-appointed bishop. It was a surprise move that some believe signals a more conservative approach to LGBTQ+ issues in the diocese, such as when the words "All Are Welcome" were removed from the Center's signage. Read More

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