Sr. Jeannine Gramick: Discrimination Under Religious Guise Must Not Be Allowed in Fulton Case

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, recently praised Bethany Christian Services' decision to work with LGBTQ adoptive and foster parents. She wrote more broadly about the need to end discrimination by social service agencies under the guise of religion. Read More

U.S. Bishops Opposed Law to Fund Suicide Hotline Over Provisions for LGBTQ Support

The National Catholic Reporter broke news this week that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) lobbied last year against legislation to fund a national suicide hotline because it would also fund LGBTQ-specific care, which is only the latest use of their political weight to stop pro-LGBTQ initiatives. Read More

Bishop John Stowe Endorses Equality Act, Breaking with U.S. Bishops’ Conference

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington has broken with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) by supporting the Equality Act, saying "How can we take a position against equality?" Read More

Catholics Nationwide Reject Lansing Diocese’s New Transgender-Negative Policy

The Diocese of Lansing's new policy on gender identity continues to generate strong opposition from community members, as well as national faith-based organizations. Read More

Court Rules for Catholic Groups Seeking “Right to Refuse” Transgender Healthcare

A federal court in North Dakota has ruled that certain Catholic healthcare providers and organizations can refuse to perform gender-confirming procedures, and also may deny insurance coverage for gender-confirming healthcare to church employees. Read More

President Biden Makes Gains for LGBTQ Equality, But Faces New Battle with U.S. Bishops

Joe Biden has been U.S. president for less than a month, and already he has reversed much of the Trump administration's anti-LGBTQ policies and charted a new course for equality going forward. But questions remain about how he will interface with U.S. bishops and with anti-LGBTQ activists, and some advocates for intersex rights remain critical. Read More

Australian Archbishop Objects to New Law Banning Conversion Therapy

An archbishop in Australia has joined critics of a newly-passed law banning conversion therapy in the state of Victoria. Read More

Nun Tells Catholic Hospitals: “Transgender Persons Are the Body of Christ, Too”

"Transgender persons are the body of Christ too," wrote Sr. Luisa Derouen, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, in a recent column in which she called for Catholic hospitals to provide more equitable healthcare. Read More

Michigan Diocese Releases New Transgender-Negative Policy for Catholic Agencies

The Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, has released a new policy on gender identity that requires all of its agencies to acknowledge only a person’s assigned sex at birth.  Read More