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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

Jamie Manson: New Diocesan Policy ‘Puts Transgender Folks in Bishops’ Crosshairs’

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson has responded to Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki's new anti-transgender policy by suggesting the bishops are putting "trans folks in their crosshairs."  Read More

Bishop Paprocki Threatens Transgender Church Workers, Catholic School Students in New Policy

A new policy in the Diocese of Springfield (Illinois) outlines the repressive approach to gender identity issues mandated by Bishop Thomas Paprocki, including threats against LGBTQ church workers and students in Catholic schools. Read More

Catholic School Admits It Withdrew Contract Over Teacher’s Same-Gender Engagement

A Catholic school that withdrew a new teacher's contract has acknowledged it did so because of the teacher's same-gender engagement, a move the local diocese has said was the "right decision." Read More

Did the Devil Make Illinois Legislators Support Marriage Equality?

What is one to make of the news that Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois,... Read More

Illinois Catholics Stand Up to Bishops As Marriage Equality Progresses

The Illinois Senate passed a marriage equality bill on Valentine’s Day,moving that state closer to... Read More