Are LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Just the Beginning for Catholic Employment Disputes?

Are the dozens of LGBTQ-related employment disputes in which church workers have lost their jobs only the beginning for disputes at Catholic institutions based on punitive interpretations of Church teaching?  Read More

Catholic School Terminates Second Church Worker Over Same-Gender Relationship

A second employee at a Catholic high school has been terminated for being in a same-gender relationship after nearly 40 years of service. Read More

Being Closeted at Work “Eroded My Dignity Over the Years,” Says Fired LGBTQ Church Worker

A fired LGBTQ church worker has broken her silence and is sharing her story of discrimination in Catholic education, all in an appeal for readers to join the struggle for equality. Read More

Why We Left, Why We Stay: ‘I remain one foot in and the other outside the threshold’

I neither leave nor remain. I am in limbo. Ten years teaching, six years studying in school, a decade ministering, hundreds of students taken on retreat, dozens and dozens of LGBTQ students lives' made more livable for the safe space my classroom provided them: these are but a few of the numbers that mattered most to me before the day I was told I could no longer teach or remain in my position as Campus Minister because I was married to another woman. Read More

Stories of Fired LGBT Church Workers “Breaking People’s Hearts,” Writes Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni wrote about how the Catholic Church is breaking people's hearts, including in its treatment of LGBT church workers like Shelly Fitzgerald, who recently filed a second discrimination complaint against her Catholic employer.  Read More

Many Gifts Were Lost When Gay Pastoral Minister Was Forced to Resign

More details have emerged about how much the church has lost because of Aaron Bianco's forced departure. Before resigning, Bianco was wildly successful at his job -- at which he’d only been employed for two and a half years. Read More

Between Ruddock and a Hard Place: Australia’s Cautionary Lessons on Religious Freedom

As the Masterpiece Cakeshop’s legal saga continues to unfold, LGBTQ people of faith are again caught between two legal aims: LGBTQ equality and religious freedom.  How can we use the law to curtail unjust religious discrimination against LGBTQ folk without inadvertently setting precedents that limit religious liberty? Read More

Catholic School Bars Father of Suspended Lesbian Church Worker from Retreat Programs

The father of a church worker suspended over her same-gender marriage has been barred from volunteering at the Catholic school where his daughter worked. Read More

Bishop Rejects Claims of Gay Subculture in Diocese, But Falls Short of Universal Denial

The bishop of San Diego has rejected parishioners' claims that a gay subculture exists among the diocese's priests and seminarians and refused to blame the clergy sexual abuse scandal on gay priests. Read More

Second Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Indianapolis Catholic High School

A Catholic high school in Indianapolis is facing its second anti-LGBT discrimination complaint after a fired church worker's filing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this month. Read More