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U.S. Bishops Make Final Push to Stop Respect for Marriage Act Ahead of Senate Vote

Leaders with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have made a last ditch appeal for U.S. senators to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act, which is expected to come up for a vote on Monday and would codify marriage equality. Read More

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

As Trump Era Ends, So Must the U.S. Bishops’ Campaign Against LGBTQ Equality

Ceasing the U.S. bishops' war against equality for LGBTQ people is a necessary starting point in the post-Trump church. Read More

Exuberant Praise for Pope Francis from One Bishop, But from Others, Not So Much

Bishops worldwide, as well as a top official with the Archdiocese of New York, have publicly criticized Pope Francis for his support of civil unions that recognize same-gender couples, though a few exceptions exist. Read More

USCCB Set to Elect New Chair of LGBTQ-Negative Religious Liberty Committee

The United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for the new chair of the influential Committee for Religious Liberty at their virtual general assembly in November. In addition, the bishops will vote on chairs for seven other committees in the Conference. Read More

Former Vatican Official: Homophobia Is a “Hoax” that “Serves to Threaten People”

Just a day after news broke that Pope Francis told a gay man "God made you like this," news then broke that a former top Vatican official said homophobia is a "hoax" and compared the movement for LGBT equality to Nazism. 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

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

St. Patrick's Day Parade's LGBT Decision Irks Church Traditionalists

Fallout from the decision to allow an openly LGBT group to march in New York’s... 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