Black and LGBTQ Students Seek Greater Inclusion in Brooklyn’s Catholic High Schools

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the growing outcry against racism in the U.S., students and alumni of Catholic schools in New York City are demanding changes to make their schools more inclusive of all people, including LGBTQ people. 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

Exploring the Unique Contours of Doing LGBTQ Outreach with Latinx Communities

Across the United States, priests, parents, and church workers are creating spiritual programs to build a more inclusive church for Latinx LGBTQ Catholics. Although the majority of these initiatives incorporate a holistic understanding of LGBTQ identity, not all of them fully embrace the beautiful diversity of God’s Latinx LGBTQ children. Read More

New Documentary Highlights Priest Who Blesses LGBTQ Couples, Opens Church to All

DW Documentary has released a new web documentary called Renegade in a Cassock about a historic Catholic church in the heart of Madrid that is creating a space for all regardless of social status, wealth, race, or sexuality. Read More

Bishop Open to Blessings for LGBTQ Couples Elected President of Austrian Bishops’ Conference

An archbishop who directed moral theologians to study the possibility of blessings for same-gender unions was elected president of the Austrian Bishops’ Conference. Read More

Bostock Decision Leaves Question of LGBTQ Church Workers Undecided in Civil Law

Legal experts and LGBTQ advocates have continued to opine about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity, including the impact that ruling might have on church workers. Read More

Theologians Condemn U.S. Bishops’ Continued Opposition to LGBTQ Civil Rights

Two Catholic theologians have condemned the U.S. bishops conference's defense of discrimination against the LGBTQ community as scientifically and theologically flawed. Read More

Indianapolis Archdiocese’s New Policy May Bar Transgender Youth from Catholic Schools

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has issued guidelines that place severe restrictions on transgender students in Catholic schools, including possibly not admitting them. Read More

Next Steps: Catholic Church Teaching About Homosexuality

Were you to ask an average person on the street what the Catholic Church teaches about LGBTQ people, perhaps one of the most common answers you would get is “The Catholic Church? They’re against them.” However, that impression is wrong. Read More

As Pride Month Concludes, Catholic Offer More Messages of Hope

Pride this June has been busy for Catholics, including virtual prayer services and video greetings. Today's post highlights some other events and initiatives as the month concludes. Read More