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Seattle Parents Form Group to Resist Catholic School’s Firing of LGBTQ+ Teacher

A Catholic school in Washington State has terminated a teacher because of her upcoming wedding to a same-gender partner, prompting backlash from the community and raising questions about the Archdiocese of Seattle's handling of LGBTQ+ issues. Read More

Morality Clauses in Teaching Contracts Must Be Rethought, Writes Catholic Schools Leader

For teachers, nearing the end of the school year brings a host of traditions and milestones, but, for those working in Catholic schools, it also typically means the time for renewing “ministerial covenants” in employment contracts. Read More

Candidates for USCCB Presidency Include Mostly LGBTQ-Negative U.S. Bishops

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops begins its fall meeting today, at which a new conference president and vice-president will be elected. The candidates include some of the most conservative bishops in the U.S. Today's post includes brief description of the candidates' records on LGBTQ+ issues where possible. Read More

Archbishop Responding to Pope’s Civil Union Support: It Begins with the Human Person

A U.S. archbishop has responded to the pope's support for civil unions recognizing same-gender couples in a more positive way, suggesting Francis' approach begins with the human person, not church teaching. But not all church leaders have responded similarly. Read More

Archbishop Who Defended Firing of Two LGBTQ Teachers Places School President on Leave

The archbishop of Seattle defended Catholic officials' decision to force two LGBTQ teachers out of their jobs last week, and this week placed on leave the president of the school where the forced resignations occurred. Read More