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Archbishop: LGBT Teachers Should Stay Quiet about Relationships, Keep Distance from Schools

An archbishop in Australia suggested during government testimony that LGBT church workers should keep their relationships relatively private and live a distance from their place of employment if they wish to keep their jobs. Read More

Priest Banned from Speaking at Catholic Conference Over His Support for Marriage Equality

An archbishop has banned an LGBT-supportive priest from speaking at a Catholic conference, a silencing that has led to cries of hypocrisy over the archbishop's own claims about free speech. Read More

Melbourne Archdiocese Releases Guidelines for Schools to Support LGBT Kids

Australia’s Melbourne Archdiocese has released a document which encourages its 330 schools to approach LGBT students with support and tolerance. The resource is  an alternative to a government program, Safe Schools, with which church officials disagreed. However, the new document is not without its own controversies. Read More

Australians Oppose Religious Exemptions for Employing LGBTQ People

A recent survey by an Australian LGBTQ equality group has found that a large majority... Read More

NEWS NOTES: Pax Christi USA Appoints LGBT-Friendly Bishop as President; Hong Kong Bishop Cancels LGBT Mass; and More

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington has been named the bishop-president of Pax Christi USA, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Bishop Stowe has an LGBT-positive record. . . Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More

Archbishop: 2017 a ‘Horrible Year’ Due to Marriage Equality

In a final note about 2017, an Australian archbishop has said the year was an "annus horibilis" or horrible year due, in part, to marriage equality's passage in that country. But where he sees horror, I see much hope. Read More

After Australia Passes Marriage Equality, Priest Says He Would Be Glad to Marry Gay Couples

A week ago, Australian legislators passed a marriage equality law following the nation's non-binding postal survey this fall and years of debate. A Catholic priest has since expressed his desire to celebrate a same-gender couple's wedding amid more muted reactions from church leaders. Read More

Archbishop Claims the Result of Australia’s Marriage Equality Survey Are Wrong

Despite majority support for marriage equality, an Australian bishop is claiming the results of the nation's recent postal survey are not correct and that Australians actually oppose marriage equality. But rather than re-hash the vote, many Australians are looking to move forward as the nation's legislators advance a potential law. Read More

Australian Catholics Welcome “Yes” Victory in Marriage Equality Survey

Australian Catholics are celebrating a "Yes" victory in the nation's postal survey on marriage equality, the results of which were released yesterday. But there is also a new focus on healing after a very harmful, and in many people's opinion unnecessary, process that did not actually legalize marriage equality. Read More