U.S. Bishops Suggest Equality Act Would Harm Religious People and Mandate Abortions

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a letter against the Equality Act, suggesting the legislation could "inflict numerous legal and social harms" on religious people and "be construed to include an abortion mandate." Read More

Michigan Priest Criticized for Homily Claiming People Cannot Be Gay and Catholic

Catholics have spoken out against a sermon by a Michigan priest who criticized LGBTQ people in the church. Read More

LCWR, Additional Catholic Institutions Join Bishops’ Statement in Support of LGBT Youth

The U.S.' leading network of women religious, as well as more religious communities have joined a statement against the bullying of LGBTQ youth. Additionally, priests in the Diocese of Lexington released their own statement of support. 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

More Bishops, Religious Communities Affirm Statement in Support of LGBTQ Youth

Additional bishops, as well as communities of men and women religious have added their names to a statement against anti-LGBTQ bullying released last month by eight U.S. Catholic bishops. Read More

Georgetown U. Students Oppose Conference Named After LGBTQ-Negative Bishop

More than 600 members of the Georgetown University community, including over 30 student organizations, signed a petition asking the University to take action regarding its annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, in part because of the event namesake’s anti-LGBTQ record. Read More

Reversing His Position, Bishop Now Supports Criminalization Law

The bishop of Diocese of Roseau in the Caribbean has expressed his support for the continued criminalization of homosexuality in the island nation of Dominica, in an apparent reversal of his previous opposition to such a measure. 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

U.S. Bishops Reject President Biden’s New LGBTQ Executive Order as “Misguided”

The U.S. bishops have voiced their opposition to a new executive order signed by President Joe Biden to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Read More

Group of U.S. Bishops to LGBTQ Youth: ‘God Is On Your Side’

Several bishops in the U.S. have released a statement in defense of LGBTQ youth, telling the youth that "God loves you" and "God is on your side."  Read More