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

Scottish Bishops Restate Their Opposition to Hate Crime Bill with LGBTQ Protections

Catholic leaders in Scotland have joined with Protestants to oppose parts of a proposed hate crime bill that they fear would limit their abilities to legally make negative statements about LGBTQ people. Read More

Sydney Archbishop Criticizes Queer Concert Held Outside City’s Cathedral

The Archbishop of Sydney has criticized the city council’s sponsorship and advertising of a recent “Heaps Gay Live & Queer" concert held outside the city's cathedral. LGBTQ advocates have objected to the archbishop's comments, while some anti-equality protestors tried to disrupt the concert. 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

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

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

New Book on Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church Centers LGBTQ People

The story of Black Lives Matter cannot be told without queer and transgender activists, who helped found and lead the movement since its beginnings in 2013. That is why it was so refreshing to see LGBTQ people centered repeatedly in a new book on the relationship between the movement for racial justice and the Catholic Church. Read More

Theologian: Archdiocese Defending Harassment Against Gay Worker “Reeks of Hypocrisy”

Yesterday, Bondings 2.0 reported on the lawsuit of a church worker fired over his same-gender marriage that was reinstated on the grounds of a hostile work environment. Today's post features a recent commentary by theologian Patrick Hornbeck. Read More