St. Norbert’s Students Protest Cancellation of “Mass Celebrating Solidarity” as LGBTQ Week Event

LGBTQ students and allies staged a peaceful protest outside their campus parish because a Mass celebrating solidarity with the LGBTQ community was substantially changed from their original plans. Read More

On National Coming Out Day, A Transgender Teacher’s Story of Being Authentic in Catholic Education

A transgender educator in Malta has called her experience teaching at a Catholic school "amazing," which seems to be due in large part to their decision to come out from the very beginning. Read More

Judge Rules In Favor of Michigan Catholic Charities That Discriminates Against LGBTQ Clients

Michigan adoption agencies receiving government funding are no longer required to provide equal support to LGBTQ families, a federal judge ruled in a preliminary injunction last week for a case that involves a Catholic social service agency Read More

University of Dayton Students Rally Together After Pride Flag Torn Down, Thrown in Trash

When a rainbow flag and welcome banner on the University of Dayton’s LGBTQ alliance house were torn down and discarded in the trash, LGBTQ students at the Catholic school, along with their allies, rallied to ensure their campus remains a safe, welcoming home. Read More

Trump Administration Backs Archdiocese That Forced Catholic School to Fire Gay Employee

Today's post includes three updates out of Indianapolis regarding church employment disputes. First, the Trump administration has stated its support for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, which is being sued by an employee fired from a Catholic school because of their same-gender marriage. Second, a canon lawyer has said the Vatican's lifting of ecclesiastical suspensions against Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is "exceptional." Third, Shelly Fitzgerald participated in a Democratic presidential debate. Read More

Fr. Martin Shares Trans-Related Letters With Vatican Official Behind Anti-LGBTQ Document

Fr. James Martin, SJ, recently met with officials from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, which released an anti-LGBTQ document earlier this summer. Martin shared with them three letters from people writing about their transgender-related experiences. Read More

Gay Educator Resigns from Catholic School Because He “Can No Longer Live a Lie”

"What’s the Catholic church teaching us about love?" That’s the title question of a recent article which features the story of Brendan, a gay Australian educator who recently resigned from a Catholic school administrative position after 22 years of service. Read More

Betsy DeVos’ Visit to Catholic School Highlights Diocesan Ban on Transgender Students, Staff

A visit by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a Catholic school has highlighted diocesan policies to which that school adheres which ban transgender students and employees who receive gender confirming surgery or related healthcare. Read More

Canada’s Largest Catholic School District Weighs Gender Identity Protections

Officials for the world's largest publicly-funded Catholic school district are deciding whether to make non-discrimination protections more LGBTQ inclusive by including protections for gender identity and/or expression. Read More

New Theater Productions Tell of Queer Love in Catholic Schools

Two queer love stories with Catholic backdrops are coming to theaters this season, enchanting international audiences with messages of perseverance and young love. Read More