Bishop Expresses “Serious Concerns” Over New LGBTQ Law Clinic at Gonzaga University

The bishop of Spokane, Washingon, has expressed "serious concern" over Gonzaga University School of Law's inauguration of a new LGBTQ+ Rights Clinic. Read More

Former U.S. Ambassador to Vatican Emphasizes Church’s Role in LGBTQ Homelessness

Miguel Diaz, a theologian and a former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, has taken up Pope Francis' exhortation to care for internally displaced persons by connecting it with the problem of homelessness in the U.S. today. In particular, Diaz highlights the plight of LGBTQ people, especially youth, who are housing insecure. Read More

LGBTQ Groups Again Denied Admission to Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Pride Center of Staten Island has once again been denied permission to march in Staten Island’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Read More

Top Feminist Theologian Criticizes India’s New Transgender Law from Catholic Perspective

An op-ed in "Matters India" by Virginia Saldhana, aprominent Catholic lay theologian and former secretary of the Federation of Asian Catholic Bishops' Conferences' Office of Laity, Family, and Women, discusses India’s Transgender Persons Law passed in November. Read More

South Dakota Bishops “Praised” New Bill Banning Some Healthcare for Transgender Youth

In several U.S. states where local governments have taken up LGBTQ rights, the Catholic hierarchy is placing itself in opposition to equality. Today's post features three related stories. Read More

Australian Catholics Host First LGBTQ National Symposium in 30 Years

For the first time in 30 years, Catholic organizers across Australia convened a national symposium on LGBTQ+ pastoral care to discuss ways that organizers can better serve LGBTQ+ Catholic communities. Read More

Bishop Paprocki Threatens Transgender Church Workers, Catholic School Students in New Policy

A new policy in the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) outlines the repressive approach to gender identity issues mandated by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, including threats against LGBTQ church workers and students in Catholic schools. Read More

Investigation Finds Anti-LGBTQ Catholic Schools Receive Millions of Dollars in State Funding

Catholic schools in Florida that have LGBTQ-negative policies have received millions of dollars in state funding, according to a new investigation. Read More

Jesuit Magazine Publishes Defense of LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexual Education

In an essay published in a leading online Catholic magazine, a queer writer has defended Australia’s LGBTQ-inclusive sex education program. Read More

Scottish Monk with Anti-LGBTQ Record Now Excommunicated; Other News Items

Today's post features several news items, including an anti-LGBTQ Scottish monk's excommunication, Belize's legalization of homosexuality, and Catholic officials working against conversion therapy. Read More