LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More

New Ways Ministry: SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Exemptions Leaves LGBTQ People Vulnerable

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel not to protect workers at religious institutions from employment discrimination leaves many people, especially LGBTQ people, vulnerable to being fired by institutions that should be the model of fairness and equality, not bigotry and exclusion. Read More

Bishop Open to Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected President of Austrian Bishops’ Conference

An archbishop who directed moral theologians to study the possibility of blessings for same-gender unions was elected president of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference. Read More

Theologians Condemn U.S. Bishops’ Continued Opposition to LGBTQ Civil Rights

Two Catholic theologians have condemned the U.S. bishops conference's defense of discrimination against the LGBTQ community as scientifically and theologically flawed. Read More

Indianapolis Archdiocese’s New Policy May Bar Transgender Youth from Catholic Schools

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has issued guidelines that place severe restrictions on transgender students in Catholic schools, including possibly not admitting them. Read More

Italian Bishops Worry Non-Discrimination Bill Would Criminalize LGBTQ-Negative Voices

The Italian Bishops Conference (CEI) has criticized Italy’s new bill which would criminalize discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Read More

U.S. Bishops Side with Trump Administration on Ending Transgender Protections

The U.S. Catholic Bishops have applauded the Trump Administration’s rescinding of a federal healthcare provision aimed at protecting transgender patients from discrimination. Read More

It Is Time for the U.S. Bishops to Reconsider Their Stance on LGBTQ Civil Equality

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s Title VII decision to include sexual orientation and transgender identity under the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the leadership of the Catholic Church has a chance to review its own stance on matters of civil equality for LGBTQ people. Read More

Catholics Reject U.S. Bishops’ Condemnation of Supreme Court Title VII Ruling

Catholics are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But many of the faithful have also sharply criticized the U.S. bishops' illogical reaction that condemn the 6-3 ruling in favor of LGBTQ rights. Read More

As Archbishop Faces Racist and Homophobic Attack, U.S. Bishops Remain Silent

Is condemning vicious homophobia targeting an archbishop even too much for church leaders? So far, that seems to be the case. Read More