Two Court Cases Raise the Question of Religious Rights vs. LGBTQ Rights

In the wake of multiple firings of LGBTQ people from Catholic institutions, the chair of the Fordham University’s theology department reported a disheartening political reality for the queer community in the form of two state court rulings.  Read More

Lesbian Softball Coach’s Forced Resignation Reveals Contradiction at Catholic School

A church worker in Michigan has been forced to resign after her Catholic employer and the local diocese expressed concern about the worker's upcoming same-gender marriage. Read More

Firing LGBT Church Workers Is the Real Cause of Scandal Damaging the Church

The recent firing of two gay church workers has prompted new reflections on what is truly scandalous about these employment disputes and the damage they are causing. Read More

Fired for Being Gay, Minister Shares Why He Isn’t Leaving the Church

A fired church worker has said he will not proceed with legal action but instead remain inside the Church and promote inclusion for LGBT Catholics. Read More

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

A lesbian educator was fired for entering a same-gender marriage, the second such firing to become public in the past week and evidence that discrimination in Catholic institutions is still very much present. Read More

Fired for Not Answering Question About His Relationship Status

In early December 2017, a representative from the Archdiocese of Edmonton called me in for an investigation.  Also present at the meeting was my pastor.  I was investigated for two things: (1) my involvement with the formation of an LGBTQ Catholic prayer and support group called CORE  and (2) the allegation that I am have a male partner and a daughter. Read More

As Christmas Approaches, Priest Fires Three Gay Musicians, Dismisses Liturgical Minister

With Christmas approaching, news has broken that three parish musicians were fired from their positions at two Minnesota parishes because they are in same-gender marriages. Protests against the decision led to the further dismissal of a parish leader from liturgical ministries. Read More

Will Sexuality Education Sink Alberta’s Catholic Schools?

Figures on both sides of Alberta's debate over whether Catholic schools can teach a different curriculum on LGBTQ issues have made claims that this issue could severely threaten church-affiliated education in the province. Read More

Catholic School Teacher Fired Over Same-Gender Engagement

I have ruminated long and hard about raising my voice. I’ve considered outlets through which I could speak and I’ve considered silence. For a while, I favored silence, in that perhaps behind-the-scenes discussion could be possible if I didn't make a public deal out of leaving. Events of the past week have made it impossible for me to continue without a fight. Read More

Bishop: Diocese Would Be “Irreparably Damaged” If Unable to Fire Church Workers

Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte made his remarks while being deposed in the federal court case of Lonnie Billard, who was fired from Charlotte Catholic High School in 2014 when his engagement to a man became public. Jugis said in the deposition that continuing to employ church workers who advocate against or violate "fundamental moral tenets" of church teaching would be a cause for "scandal." The Charlotte Observer reported further. . . Read More