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Trump Administration Backs Archdiocese That Forced Catholic School to Fire Gay Employee

Today's post includes three updates out of Indianapolis regarding church employment disputes. First, the Trump administration has stated its support for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, which is being sued by an employee fired from a Catholic school because of their same-gender marriage. Second, a canon lawyer has said the Vatican's lifting of ecclesiastical suspensions against Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is "exceptional." Third, Shelly Fitzgerald participated in a Democratic presidential debate. Read More

U.S. Bishops Applaud Trump Administration Proposal Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

Top U.S. bishops have welcomed the Trump administration's proposed rule that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBTQ employees. Read More

U.S. Bishops “Gravely Disappointed” with Equality Act, Support Trump’s Anti-Transgender Guideline

The U.S. bishops have continued to cheerlead the Trump administration's war on LGBTQ people, this time decrying the Equality Act's recent passage in Congress and endorsing a new federal anti-transgender guideline. Catholics are again left wondering just how far Church leaders will go in their crusade allegedly to defend religious liberty in which they show little concern for LGBTQ lives. Read More

Will the U.S. Bishops Help Donald Trump “Erase” Transgender People?

With President Donald Trump seeking to erase transgender people as a category, will the U.S. bishops be complicit in this egregious human rights violation or will they at last defend the trans community when it faces attacks? Read More

Leading Catholic Bishop Supports New DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

A leading U.S. bishop was present at a gathering where the Trump administration announced its new religious liberty task force, showing a sign of support for an initiative with great potential to harm LGBT equality.  Read More

New Ways Ministry Responds to Trump and U.S. Bishops on Employment Action

On January 31, 2017,  the White House posted the following statement on its website: “The... Read More

Jesuit Political Analyst Suggests Compromise in the LGBT Religious Liberty Debate

Has the Republican electoral victory in the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives ushered... Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: U.S. Bishops Were Virtually Silent on Trump

In a scathing essay which excoriates Catholics who supported Donald Trump for U.S. President, Boston... Read More

Gay Alumnus: Acceptance Must Prevail at Notre Dame and in the Catholic Church

Acceptance is a Catholic value, and one that needs to be lived out by the church.... Read More

For LGBT Rights, Is Pope Francis a Partisan or Not?

Should the pope be political and/or partisan or not? Pope Francis’ trip to Mexico raised these questions after he... Read More