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Catholic Schools in Ireland Reject Bishops’ Sexuality Curriculum Over LGBTQ Concerns

At least three Catholic schools in Ireland have rejected a controversial curriculum on sexuality and relationships developed by the nation's bishops, a rejection due, in part, to the curriculum's LGBTQ-negative teachings. Read More

An Increasing Number of Canadian Catholic School Districts Opt to Fly Pride Flags

Readers of Bondings 2.0 will recount how, year after year, there are disputes in Canada's publicly-funded Catholic school districts about whether and how to recognize Pride Month each June. Many of these disputes center around flying rainbow flags. Thankfully, this year more districts have taken the positive step of choosing to do so, though not all. Read More

Non-Binary Student Leads Movement to Fly Rainbow Flags at Catholic Schools This June

Whether and how to mark Pride Month in Canada’s Catholic schools has been a point of contention in past years, and 2021 has been no different. Today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will look at how two different Catholic school systems responded to requests to fly Pride flags. Read More

Sacred Heart University Hosts LGBTQ Celebration In Wake of Vatican Blessings Ban

Two Catholic colleges have taken positive steps to being more inclusive campuses for their LGBTQ students, including one school hosting a celebration of LGBTQ people in the wake of the Vatican's ban on blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Parramatta Bishop Issues Pastoral Letter Against Proposed Anti-Transgender Law

A bishop in New South Wales, Australia, has issued a pastoral letter opposing a proposed law that would ban discussions of gender diversity in school classrooms. The letter splits from that state's main Catholic education body, which has expressed its support of the bill. Read More

Transgender Student Challenges Catholic School Board Over Chosen Name Policies

A transgender Catholic student in Canada is petitioning to be able to graduate with his chosen name on his diploma, and the student also hopes to make changes in educational policy so that others will have the same opportunity. Read More

Decades Later, Catholic School Awards Gay Alum the Varsity Letter He Was Once Denied

In 1958, a New Jersey Catholic high school denied Tom Ammiano his varsity later because of suspicions that he was gay, which he was.  In fact, Ammiano grew to become a noted gay activist and politician. Over 60 years later, the school has made reparations by honoring him with the rightfully earned letter. Read More

Report: Cardinal Tobin Asked by Vatican to Intervene in Indianapolis Church Worker Dispute

A leading U.S. cardinal has been asked by the Vatican to negotiate a canonical dispute between an archdiocese and a local Catholic high school. The dispute erupted after the archbishop removed the school's Catholic affiliation over its failure to comply with the archbishop's request for a married gay teacher to be fired.  Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Seek Defunding of Canada’s Taxpayer-Funded Catholic Schools

Some of Canada's LGBTQ advocacy groups are calling for an end to the public funding of Canadian Catholic schools over the schools' treatment of LGBTQ students and staff. Read More

Catholic U. Students Protest Abby Johnson Over Anti-LGBTQ and Racist Comments

Students and alumni of The Catholic University of America protested an anti-abortion speaker who has made repeated anti-LGBTQ and racist comments and participated in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Read More