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Priest Resigns After Professor Sanctioned for Criticism of Polish Bishops’ Anti-LGBTQ Record

A professor at a Catholic university in Poland has resigned in protest after that university sanctioned another professor for comments critical of the nation's bishops and their LGBTQ-negative record. Read More

Religious Liberty Comes From God, Not the Government

The current situation requires not an “either/or” bit of advice, but a “both/and” recommendation.  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

Transgender Catholic, Honored for Work with Poor, Reads Prayers at Feast Day Mass

A transgender Catholic has said it was a "historic moment" when she was invited to read prayer intentions during a Mass celebrated by an Argentine diocese's newly-appointed bishop. Read More

Celebrating GLAAD’s 2020 Spirit Day: Reflections from Working in a Catholic High School 

Today, we celebrate GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, a worldwide initiative to support LGBTQ youth who experience disproportionate amounts of bullying, harassment, and prejudice based on who they are and who they love. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Say Amy Coney Barrett Could Cause Damage for Equality

LGBTQ advocates, including many Catholics, are raising concerns about Amy Coney Barrett, the Trump administration's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, over the nominee's apparent indifference or even opposition to LGBTQ equality. Read More

In Homily, German Priests Calls for Church Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A priest in Germany harshly criticized the church’s refusal to ordain women and gay men, as well as its unwillingness to bless same-gender couples, calling some Catholics “bouncers” for their exclusionary attitudes. Read More

LGBTQ Advocate Challenges Indian Bishop’s Condemnation of Homosexuality as “Unnatural”

An Indian LGBTQ advocate has challenged one of the nation's bishops for claiming homosexuality is unnatural and for opposing marriage equality, an issue now pending in India's legal system. Read More

My Gay, Catholic Wedding (And Other Times I Recognize Myself in the Bible)

We knew that getting married as two gay, Catholic women in the deeply red state of South Dakota, especially when we were determined to have a Catholic liturgy, would be complicated. That is why, despite vastly different contexts, I see myself in today’s parable when it comes to my gay, Catholic wedding during COVID-19. Read More

Politicians Connected to Italian Bishops Claim LGBTQ Protections Are “Death of Liberty”

Italian church officials are voicing their opposition to a potential non-discrimination law aimed at protecting LGBTQ people and women, legislation which LGBTQ advocates have sought to pass for years. Read More