Catholics Voice Support for Equality Act, Denounce U.S. Bishops’ Extreme Rhetoric

Catholics are voicing their support for the Equality Act after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives recently. But Catholics are also criticizing the U.S. bishops for harsh rhetoric about the Act, including denials that LGBTQ people face systemic discrimination. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Seek Defunding of Canada’s Taxpayer-Funded Catholic Schools

Some of Canada's LGBTQ advocacy groups are calling for an end to the public funding of Canadian Catholic schools over the schools' treatment of LGBTQ students and staff. 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

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

Gay Couple Shares Positive Impact a Call from Pope Francis Had on Their Family’s Life

A gay Catholic couple in Italy, who had a 2015 phone conversation with Pope Francis about their concerns over the church welcoming their children, have spoken out now about the pope’s affirming message to them in that call. Read More

In Not Supporting LGBTQ Marriages, the Church Preaches a Hospitality It Does Not Practice

Until the Church recognizes justice-seeking, loving, generous couples of all kinds with the sacrament that acknowledges the grace they manifest, the Church will be preaching a hospitality that it does not practice. 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

Bishops Applaud New Trump Administration Rule Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

The U.S. bishops have expressed their appreciation for a new Trump administration rule that would allow federally-funded social service service providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Read More

As Trump Era Ends, So Must the U.S. Bishops’ Campaign Against LGBTQ Equality

Ceasing the U.S. bishops' war against equality for LGBTQ people is a necessary starting point in the post-Trump church. Read More