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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

Responding to Vatican’s Gender Document, Catholics Urge Church Leaders to Really Listen

A Catholic sister who has worked with transgender people for two decades shared her thoughts on the Vatican's gender document released last month, one of many reactions about the controversial text still being published. 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

What Are Catholic LGBTQ Educators Supposed to Do With the Vatican’s Gender Document?

Today's post is from guest contributor Alfred Pang who writes about what the Vatican's new document on gender means for LGBTQ teachers in Catholic education. What is at stake? The vocation of teaching and the integrity of LGBTQ people. Read More

Archbishop Withdraws “Catholic” Label from Jesuit High School Over LGBTQ Employee

A Jesuit high school has been barred from calling itself "Catholic" after refusing the local archbishop's demand to fire an employee in a same-gender marriage. Read More

Public Charter School Challenged Over “Morality Clause” in Lease with Catholic Diocese

A charter school system in Memphis, Tennessee has been threatened with legal action over leases it made with the Catholic Church that contain "morality clauses" some believe are unconstitutional. Read More

Catholic Priest Orders School to Cover Pride Mural Honoring Gay Artist

A charter school has been ordered by a Catholic priest to cover up its student-painted Pride mural, which the priest described as "offensive" and "obscene." Read More