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Catholic Officials Support Conscience Exemptions in Health Care, Causing Potential Harm to LGBT People

Following the announcement of a new division of the Department Health and Human Services Department that will likely harm LGBT patients, Catholic officials are unwilling to say LGBT patients will not face discrimination at church-affiliated hospitals. Read More

Ugandan Lesbian Advocate to Speak at Catholic International Women’s Day Event

A lesbian Catholic from Uganda will be featured at a Catholic event marking International Women's Day this March, as will LGBT advocate Mary McAleese. Read More

New Report Details Influence of Right-Wing Catholic Donors to Suppress LGBT Equality

The National Catholic Reporter recently published an expose on the activities and impact of right wing Catholic groups in the U.S., many of which have worked to suppress LGBT equality both in the church and in civil society. But there are signs of hope that these efforts ultimately fail. Read More

“Graciously in the Presence of Our Neighbor”: Reflections for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

How different would our church be if we read our sacred scriptures graciously and in the presence of those whom Scripture calls us to be neighbor to—the poor, the hungry, the sick, the imprisoned, and, dare I say, the Muslim or Jewish person? Read More

In Masterpiece Case, Engage the Complexity without Denying People’s Dignity

How should Catholics approach the legal case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission about which oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last week? John Gehring of Faith in Public Life said the answer to this question is nuanced, but clear. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, 1,300 Faith Leaders File Brief in LGBT Non-Discrimination Court Case

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Though conservatives claim this case is about religious liberty, some 1,300 faith leaders have spoken out saying it is really about anti-LGBT discrimination. Read More

Australian Catholics Welcome “Yes” Victory in Marriage Equality Survey

Australian Catholics are celebrating a "Yes" victory in the nation's postal survey on marriage equality, the results of which were released yesterday. But there is also a new focus on healing after a very harmful, and in many people's opinion unnecessary, process that did not actually legalize marriage equality. Read More

Pope Francis Record on LGBT Issues Weakened by Criticism of Transgender Community

A gay Catholic offers his thoughts after the pope's latest remarks on gender identity last month, suggesting the pope's record will remain weaker until he comes around on transgender equality. Read More

Bishop Prohibits Blessing of Same-Gender Couple as Marriage Equality in Germany Goes Into Effect

A bishop has barred the blessing of a same-gender equality just as marriage equality in Germany becomes effective October 1, but German Catholics, including some bishops, are advocating for those very blessings. . . Read More

Firing LGBT Church Workers Imperils Catholic Credibility, Says Jesuit Priest

If Australians end up legalizing marriage equality, such a victory might actually increase the risk... Read More