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Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

A lesbian educator was fired for entering a same-gender marriage, the second such firing to become public in the past week and evidence that discrimination in Catholic institutions is still very much present. Read More

Attempts to Clarify Cardinal’s Remarks on Blessings for Gay Couples Only Adds to Confusion

Attempts to clarify remarks by a German cardinal that seemed to indicate his support for the blessing of same-gender relations have only added to the confusion. Read More

Catholic Women’s Group Stands Up to Vatican Censorship of Lesbian Catholic, LGBT Advocate

A Catholic women's group has opposed Vatican efforts at censorship by relocating an event where a lesbian Catholic and the Catholic mother of a gay son were scheduled to appear. Read More

Will Transgender People Become Collateral Damage in the Fight for LGBT Equality?

Transgender rights are the latest major issue when it comes to LGBT equality in the U.S., and sadly this could mean trans people become collateral damage, says one advocate. Read More

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