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

Gay Teacher Appeals to Catholic School Officials to End Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination

A gay teacher at a Catholic school has appealed to administrators in their district to promote LGBT inclusion rather than continue allegedly discriminatory policies, which have provoked fierce criticism. Read More

Let’s Make Catholic Hospitals the Leaders in the Journey of Transgender Resurrections

A Catholic healthcare system has settled a lawsuit which claimed it had discriminate against the transgender child of an employee who had sought gender-confirming surgery. But the real story is about the opportunity Catholic healthcare systems have to make moments of resurrection happen. Read More

Criticism Grows as Alberta’s Bishops Remain Silent on Anti-LGBT Employment Policies

Criticism of Alberta's bishops is growing as they remain silent about anti-LGBT employment policies and other education issues which became public at the end of last year. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Lesbian Choir Sings at Catholic Shrine; Fired Church Worker Inspires New LGBT Group; and More

Today's post features short news notes including a lesbian choir performing at a Catholic shrine, a new LGBT group formed by a fired church worker's students, and a teacher in Milan who promoted reparative therapy to teenage boys. Read More