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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

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Issues Support for Dignity/Detroit After Sanctions

Bishop Gumbleton, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality and other social justice causes, has spoken up to support Dignity/Detroit, a local organization of LGBTQI Catholics and their supporters, after the Archdiocese of Detroit issued sanctions against the group. Read More

Priest Intends to Defy Archdiocesan Ban on Celebrating Mass for Dignity/Detroit

A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit will continue celebrating Mass for the Dignity chapter in that city despite a bishop's ban on doing so, while Dignity leaders expressed their pain at being rejected. Read More

Bishop Warns Priests to Not Minister to Dignity/Detroit

An auxiliary bishop in Michigan has banned priests under his jurisdiction from celebrating Masses for Dignity/Detroit, a decision that comes following a note from Archbishop Allen Vigneron about LGBTQ people. Read More

Catholics Pushback Against Bishop Paprocki’s Policy Against Transgender Church Workers, Students

LGBTQ Catholics and allies are responding critically to a new transgender policy set by the Diocese of Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki. Read More

Latest Church Worker Firing in Indianapolis Shows Need for Active Lay Leadership in Church

The spate of firings in Indianapolis is a moment for Catholic laypeople to exercise their ecclesial and moral authority to denounce the unjust discrimination against LGBTQ church employees. Read More

Theologians Miguel Diaz, Mary Hunt Speak of Liberation and Hope

Earlier this summer, DignityUSA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a national conference in Chicago. The organization has since posted the keynote addresses from theologians Fr. Bryan Massingale, Miguel Diaz, and Mary Hunt. Today's post features selections from the latter two addresses. Read More

DignityUSA Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Chicago Gathering

Dignity USA celebrated its 50th anniversary with a conference over July 4th weekend, a moment in which many members reflected on not only the organization's past but its future as well. Read More

Stonewall’s Jubilee: A Time for Joyous Prayer

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion when LGBT customers of the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City resisted arrest during a raid and began four days of very public demonstrations for equality in the streets of Greenwich Village. Take a few moments to be quiet and pray in thanksgiving for all who have gone before us and paved the way for where we are now. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Pax Christi Group Forms LGBT Ministry; John Gehring Appeals for Civility; and More

Today's post features stories on a local chapter of Pax Christi USA that started an LGBT group, the way Polish politicians with close ties to the Church are attacking LGBT rights, and more. Read More