Theologians Miguel Diaz, Mary Hunt Speak of Liberation and Hope

Earlier this summer, DignityUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national conference in Chicago. The organization has since posted the keynote addresses from theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale, Miguel Diaz, and Mary Hunt. Today's post features selections from the latter two addresses. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Bishop Criticizes “Straight Pride;” Dignity Chapter Welcomes Archbishop; And More

Today's post features news updates on a Catholic bishop who sharply condemned "Straight Pride" rallies, the potential for a meeting between Dignity/Washington and D.C.'s new archbishop, and more.  Read More

Diocesan Survey Finds 86% of Catholics Seek Change in Church Teaching on Homosexuality

Listening sessions in an Irish diocese have found an overwhelmingly majority of Catholics there supporting changing the church's teachings on homosexuality, a finding that is "signs of life" according to one former priest and could enable a new future for the church. Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Pope Francis Says Fair Criticism Is “Always Well Received”

Responding to a journalist's question, Pope Francis said criticism of him is "always well received." What lessons might the pope's comments on criticism have for LGBTQ advocates and church reformers? Read More

Largest Swiss Diocese Endorses Civil Marriage Equality, Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A diocese in Switzerland has endorsed civil marriage equality and religious blessings for same-gender couples, the latest step in the German-speaking church's ongoing progress towards LGBTQ equality. Read More

Fired Roncalli High Employees Describe Struggles for Church Worker Justice

The two LGBTQ church workers terminated by Roncalli High School have spoken out in recent interviews about their quests for justice. Read More

LGBTQ Catholic Candidate Speaks on Faith, Finding a Home in the Church

Evan Bergeron is setting himself up to be the first openly LGBTQ legislator in Louisiana, and his Catholic identity is a significant part of his campaign message. Read More

Catholic School Admits It Withdrew Contract Over Teacher’s Same-Gender Engagement

A Catholic school that withdrew a new teacher's contract has acknowledged it did so because of the teacher's same-gender engagement, a move the local diocese has said was the "right decision." Read More

U.S. Archbishop Tells Transgender Catholic: “You Belong to the Heart of This Church”

A leading U.S. archbishop has told a transgender Catholic that they "belong to the heart of this church" and mentioned positively the dialogue he has had with the Catholic parents of LGBTQ children. Read More

Loyola University Chicago Launches “Preferred Name” Policy for Transgender Students

A Jesuit university has launched a new policy that will allow students to use their "preferred name" in many circumstances on campus. An official there also rejected the idea that LGBTQ-related employment disputes could happen at the university. Read More