“Hands-Off” Judicial Approach on LGBTQ Discrimination Offers Catholic Inflection Point

The U.S. judicial system’s recent hands-off approach towards religious liberty could be an opportunity for churches to discern matters of inclusion and justice within their own communities, writes Patrick Hornbeck. Read More

Court Rules Against Fired Gay Church Musician’s Hostile Workplace Discrimination Suit

A federal appeals court sided 7-3 with the Archdiocese of Chicago and St. Andrew’s Parish, arguing that former music director Sandor Demkovich’s hostile work environment lawsuit fell under the ministerial exception. Read More

Some Italian Catholics Support Non-Discrimination Bill, While Vatican Is Now Quiet

Some Italian Catholics have offered their support for an Italian bill that would enhance LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. Meanwhile, the Vatican, which at one point had intervened against the bill, is now remaining quiet. Read More

Church Leaders Can Learn Much from Apology of Jesuit Refugee Service UK Head

A former Catholic member of parliament in the United Kingdom, who now heads the Jesuit Refugee Service there, has apologized for voting against marriage equality in the past. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Instructs Spanish Bishops To Disavow Ex-Gay Group

The Vatican has instructed Spain's bishops to disavow a conversion therapy group in that country in what is likely an historic first. Read More

Cuban Bishops Object to New Sex Ed Curriculum Over Concerns of “Gender Ideology”

The Catholic bishops of Cuba have issued a statement criticizing the proposed inclusion of what they call “gender ideology” in the national Cuban school curriculum. Read More

Amid Rising Hate Crimes, Bishops in Spain Oppose Proposed Transgender Rights Law

The Spanish bishops have voiced their opposition to a proposed law that would expand rights for transgender people, as well as increase penalties for anti-LGBTQ discrimination, all while hate crimes are on the rise in that country. Read More

Archbishop Retracts Criticism of Vatican Over Italian LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Bill

An archbishop has retracted his criticism of the Vatican over its intervention against an LGBTQ non-discrimination bill being debated in Italy. Read More

How Can LGBTQ Catholics Proceed After Fulton?; And Other News

Today's post includes news items on how Catholics can respond to the U.S. Supreme Court's Fulton decision, a new op-ed on the U.S. bishops' anti-LGBTQ efforts, and more. Read More

Archbishop Criticizes Vatican’s Intervention Over Italian Non-Discrimination Bill

A top archbishop has criticized the Holy See's intervention over a proposed bill in Italy to enhance non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, though the archbishop also critiqued the bill itself. Read More