Former Irish President Condemns Courage International as “Machiavellian”

Ireland’s former president, Mary McAleese, recently issued a round condemnation of the anti-gay Catholic organization, Courage International. McAleese called the group, which believes all LGBTQ identities stem from psychological disorders, “Machiavellian, dangerous, and deliberately specious.” Read More

Defying Bishops’ Alarms, Catholics Express Support for Equality Act Which Passed a Legislative Hurdle

Catholics have been expressing their support for the Equality Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week, defying episcopal opposition with a pro-LGBTQ faith witness. Read More

Catholic Principal Departs School Possibly Over Anti-LGBTQ Censorship

Today's post features news about two LGBTQ-related disputes happening at Catholic schools in Ohio, including the departure of one principal potentially over anti-LGBTQ censorship concerns. Read More

Priest Rejects LGBTQ Group Seeking to Raise Funds to Help Youth, Seniors

A Catholic priest is standing by his decision to refuse use of a parish community center to an LGBTQ group hoping to fundraise for youth and senior care. Read More

Bishops Side with Trump Administration in New Assault on LGBTQ Healthcare Rights

Top bishops in the United States have applauded a new Trump administration healthcare rule that has alarmed LGBTQ advocates, once again raising the question of why the nation's hierarchy so quickly opposes nearly every step towards LGBTQ equality. Read More

Are LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Just the Beginning for Catholic Employment Disputes?

Are the dozens of LGBTQ-related employment disputes in which church workers have lost their jobs only the beginning for disputes at Catholic institutions based on punitive interpretations of Church teaching?  Read More

Is U.S. Bishops’ Opposition to LGBTQ Equality Finally Backfiring on Them?

For nearly a decade, the U.S. bishops have used a campaign about upholding religious liberty to mask (thinly) their efforts to suppress equal rights for women and for LGBTQ people. But a social service agency's recent discrimination against a Catholic client raises the possibility that the bishops' advocacy may be backfiring on them. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Pax Christi Group Forms LGBT Ministry; John Gehring Appeals for Civility; and More

Today's post features stories on a local chapter of Pax Christi USA that started an LGBT group, the way Polish politicians with close ties to the Church are attacking LGBT rights, and more. Read More

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT Bar Association Director Offers Glimpse of Historic Vatican Meeting

"We implore the Holy See to take a stand against criminalizing LGBTQ+ individuals. " Read More

Michigan Will No Longer Fund Adoption Agencies that Ban LGBTQ Parents

The state of Michigan will require all adoption agencies receiving government funding to work with LGBTQ parents, as the result of a settlement between the American Civil Liberties Union and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D). Read More