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U.S. Bishops’ Conference Elects President With Anti-LGBTQ Record

In his first press conference, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has repeated the false claim that homosexuality is a cause of sexual abuse in the church. Meanwhile, the U.S. bishops sustain their use of religious liberty to counter LGBTQ+ equality. 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

NEWS NOTES: Baptisms, Hermits, Movie, and Protests

Here are some items that you might find of interest: 1)  At an ordination in Rome,... Read More

Baltimore Parish Deserves Praise, Not Accusation, for Pride Month Celebration

I generally don’t like to criticize other bloggers, but when a gay-friendly Catholic parish has... Read More

As ENDA Passes to Senate, U.S. Bishops Renew Anti-LGBT Rights Campaign

On Monday evening, the US Senate voted to move the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a... Read More

The Mostly Ambivalent Responses by U.S. Bishops to Pope Francis

For more than two weeks, my email inbox has been swamped with messages from folks... Read More

U.S. Bishops on Pope Francis’ Gay-Positive Comments–Part 2

Yesterday, we posted comments from bishops and dioceses that tended to downplay Pope Francis’ gay-positive... Read More

Are LGBT Catholics At Home In the Church?

David Gibson of Religion News Service This spring, several Catholic bishops made positive comments about... Read More

Catholic Bishops Oppose Violence Against Women Act Because of LGBT Protections

After a lengthy political battle centered around specific LGBT, American Indian and migrant protection, President... Read More

Bishops and Vatican React to This Week’s Marriage Equality Electoral Victories

It is understandable that certain Catholic bishops would be disappointed in Tuesday’s ballot victories for... Read More