Catholics Pushback Against Bishop Paprocki’s Policy Against Transgender Church Workers, Students

LGBTQ Catholics and allies are responding critically to a new transgender policy set by the Diocese of Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki. Read More

Jamie Manson: New Diocesan Policy ‘Puts Transgender Folks in Bishops’ Crosshairs’

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson has responded to Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki's new anti-transgender policy by suggesting the bishops are putting "trans folks in their crosshairs."  Read More

Fr. James Martin Addresses Conference of Leaders in Catholic Higher Education

Fr. James Martin, SJ, one of the leading popular voices for LGBT Catholic equality, presented a workshop at the annual conference of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) where he offered suggestion for making campuses welcoming for LGBT students and staff. Read More

Australian Catholics Host First LGBTQ National Symposium in 30 Years

For the first time in 30 years, Catholic organizers across Australia convened a national symposium on LGBTQ+ pastoral care to discuss ways that organizers can better serve LGBTQ+ Catholic communities. Read More

Lesbian Employee Sues St. Joseph’s University Over Discrimination and Harassment

A former campus minister at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, is suing the school for workplace discrimination and harassment based on actions she experienced after marrying her same-gender spouse.  Read More

Bishop Paprocki Threatens Transgender Church Workers, Catholic School Students in New Policy

A new policy in the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) outlines the repressive approach to gender identity issues mandated by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, including threats against LGBTQ church workers and students in Catholic schools. Read More

Church Worker Survey Finds Split Over Marriage Equality, Communion for LGBTQ Catholics

A survey conducted by NBC News queried over 30,000 employees in the Catholic Church, covering a range of subjects including women’s leadership in the church, marriage equality, and the sexual abuse crisis. Read More

New Book on Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Details Strong Record of LGBTQ Advocacy

Today's post is a review of a new biography of longtime LGBTQ advocate Bishop Thomas Gumbleton on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Read More

Reclaiming the Real Definition of Religious Freedom

"As LGBTQ people and as Catholics, we need to reject the misleading opposition of religious freedom and civil rights, reclaiming religious freedom on both Catholic and constitutional terms." Read More
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Catholic Chaplains “Outing” LGBTQ Service Members Leads to Defense Minister Apology

The United Kingdom's Defense Minister has apologized to LGBTQ military service members outed by Catholic military chaplains who reportedly broke the seal of confession and betrayed the confidentiality of pastoral encounters. Read More