Catholics Explore Implications for Church Workers After SCOTUS Guts Non-Discrimination Laws

Catholics have continued to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the combined cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel last month. Read More

Priest Suspended from Ministry After Officiating at Lesbian Couple’s Civil Union Ceremony

A priest in Italy has left active ministry for officiating at a lesbian couple's civil union ceremony, a move which LGBTQ advocates have decried while issuing support for the priest. Read More

How the “Ministerial Exception” Ruling Already Impacts Church Workers

The court determined that a religious institution could broadly define which employees fall into the category of “ministers” and thus be exempt from following legal protections against discrimination, including those for LGBTQ+ identity. Read More

Alumnus Petitions Catholic University to Support Court’s Title VII Decision

An LGBTQ alumnus has petitioned his Catholic alma mater to publicly support a recent U.S. Supreme Court victory shielding LGBTQ workers from employment discrimination. Read More

Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom from Discrimination: A Lament and A Plan of Action

As LGBTQ Catholics, we recognize that none of us is free from discrimination unless all of us are.  What are our next moves? Read More

Gabon Archdiocese Opposes Homosexuality Decriminalization; And More Catholic LGBTQ News

Today's post features news items on a Gabon archbishop's unsuccessful attempt to stop the decriminalization of homosexuality in that country, a Ugandan bishop's opposition to LGBTQ adoptions, the Scottish church's efforts against transgender laws, and more. Read More

Franciscan Theologian: Church Must Abandon “Boogeyman of ‘Gender Ideology'”

Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM, writes in the National Catholic Reporter: "The time is long overdue to reject specious arguments like those that undergird the right-wing political and ecclesial agendas promoting the boogeyman of ‘gender ideology.’” Read More

Discrimination and Degradation Both Are Parts of SCOTUS Decision on “Ministers”

The ministerial exception allows Catholic institutions to treat its employees in ways that civil society has deemed immoral and illegal. Read More

Experts Warn of Consequences for LGBTQ Church Workers After Supreme Court Ruling

". . . religious freedom is a world of permitted and funded discrimination." Read More

LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More