Posts

Catholic High School’s New Policy Bans Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags from Classroom

Members of a Catholic school's diversity and inclusion committee have resigned after the school's leaders announced a policy of neutrality on flying Pride and Black Lives Matter flags. Read More

Worcester Bishop Pens Second Letter Criticizing Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags at School

A bishop has sustained his criticism of a Catholic school for flying Pride and Black Lives Matter flags, issuing a second letter, in which he writes that the church cannot "condone transgenderism." Read More

Worcester Bishop Will Not Attend Holy Cross Graduation After Pro-LGBTQ Protests

A controversy in the Diocese of Worcester over one Catholic school's decision to fly Pride and Black Lives Matter flags continues to intensify. Now, protests may have led the bishop to withdraw from graduation at one local college. Read More

Worcester Bishop Demands Catholic School Remove Pride, Black Lives Matter Flags

A Catholic school in Massachusetts is resisting one local bishop's attempts to have the school take down Pride and Black Lives Matter flags at the risk of the school losing its Catholic affiliation. Read More

Archbishop Gomez Implicitly Condemns LGBTQ Movement as “Pseudo-Religion”

The head of the U.S. bishops' conference has described contemporary social justice movements as "pseudo-religions," potentially setting the tone for the bishops' meeting later this month. Read More

New Book on Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church Centers LGBTQ People

The story of Black Lives Matter cannot be told without queer and transgender activists, who helped found and lead the movement since its beginnings in 2013. That is why it was so refreshing to see LGBTQ people centered repeatedly in a new book on the relationship between the movement for racial justice and the Catholic Church. Read More

Pastor Apologizes After Priest Compares Black Lives Matter’s LGBTQ Support to Terrorism

The pastor of a Michigan parish has apologized after a priest assigned to that parish compared Black Lives Matter to terrorists over the group's support for LGBTQ equality.  Read More

Parishioners Sing in Support of Fired LGBTQ Music Minister; And More News

Today's post includes updates on the firing of church worker Terry Gonda, protests at a Catholic high school in part over anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and one archdiocese's opposition to homosexuality decriminalization. Read More

Is An Obsession with Stopping LGBTQ Equality Preventing Bishops from Saying “Black Lives Matter”?

In recent months, more and more people in the United States and around the world have proclaimed that Black Lives Matter. These three words represent a truth too often buried and a movement for justice too long denied. But notably, bishops in the U.S. have overall been unable to utter these words, and part of their reluctance can be traced to their obsession with stopping LGBTQ rights. Read More

Catholic Historian Pushes for Canonization of Fr. Mychal Judge as a Saint for Our Times

With the causes of Fr. Michael McGivney and Bishop Fulton Sheen before us, historian Kathleen Sprows Cummings believes that there is another candidate who, if canonized, would hold more relevance for our present situation: Fr. Mychal Judge. Read More