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Irish Catholic School to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniforms, But Sex Ed Controversy Continues

In a positive step, a Catholic school in Ireland will introduce gender-neutral uniforms and restrooms to accommodate gender non-conforming youth. But wider questions of how gender and sexuality are handled in the nation's church-run schools remain disputed. Read More

Anti-Transgender Leaflets Accidentally Given to Catholic Students; Other Education Updates

Two English dioceses are apologizing after an anti-LGBTQ leaflet was distributed to students in Catholic schools. Today's post features this story and two other news items from the realm of Catholic education. Read More

In New Employment Dispute, Catholic School Principal Says He Was Fired for Being Gay

Another LGBTQ-related employment dispute has made news as the former principal of a Catholic school says he was fired for being gay--a firing which caused at least one other key school official to resign in protest. Read More

Fired Church Worker Settles with Catholic School, Sues Archdiocese for Discrimination

A gay church worker has settled with the Catholic school which fired him over his same-gender marriage, but the worker is still suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. News also broke that the church worker is husband to a gay church worker which a nearby Catholic school refused to fire. Read More

Hundreds Protest Archbishop’s Policy Behind Multiple LGBTQ Church Worker Firings

Protests have continued in Indianapolis amid ongoing LGBTQ-related church employment disputes, but the archbishop is doubling down on the policies that have led to multiple firings so far. Read More

Are LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Just the Beginning for Catholic Employment Disputes?

Are the dozens of LGBTQ-related employment disputes in which church workers have lost their jobs only the beginning for disputes at Catholic institutions based on punitive interpretations of Church teaching?  Read More

Catholic School Terminates Second Church Worker Over Same-Gender Relationship

A second employee at a Catholic high school has been terminated for being in a same-gender relationship after nearly 40 years of service. Read More

Being Closeted at Work “Eroded My Dignity Over the Years,” Says Fired LGBTQ Church Worker

A fired LGBTQ church worker has broken her silence and is sharing her story of discrimination in Catholic education, all in an appeal for readers to join the struggle for equality. Read More

Denying Child of LGBT Parents Admission to Catholic School Is Wrong, Opines Major Catholic Newspaper

A major Catholic newspaper has opined against banning the children of LGBTQ parents from Catholic schools as tensions over one such denial escalate. Read More

For Catholic Schools Week, Proposing a Simple Change that Could Save Transgender Lives

In 2019, Catholic educators should consider one simple step which could make a great impact in the safety and flourishing of transgender/gender non-conforming students. Read More