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On LGBT Issues, Does Catholic Education Have to Choose Between Church and Culture?

Is Catholic higher education in the U.S. being forced to choose between church and culture on matters of gender and sexuality? Patricia Miller, a contributor for Religion Dispatches, leans towards yes. I'm not so sure. Read More

Against Right-Wing Pressure, Catholic Bishop and College Stand by Fr. James Martin

A Catholic college and Pennsylvania bishop are the latest public supporters of Fr. James Martin, SJ, after they refused to concede to right-wing activists who wanted the priest disinvited from a scheduled speaking appearance. Read More

Georgetown Students Organize Against Campus Anti-Equality Group

Students at Georgetown University have begun organizing against an anti-LGBT campus group, which critics claim is intolerant and therefore should not receive University support. But censoring opposing voices is not the way for Catholic higher education to move forward. Here is the right way. . .  Read More

Madonna University Cancels Lecture by LGBT-Positive Theologian

Madonna University, a Catholic university in Michigan, has cancelled a lecture by notable theologian M. Shawn Copeland of Boston College due to right-wing attacks over the theologian's LGBT-positive stances. Read More

“Land O’Lakes” Statement Paved Way for LGBT Welcome in Catholic Higher Ed

It was fifty years ago this weekend when Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, president of the... Read More

Is Chick-fil-A Unsafe for Catholic Schools?

Are Catholic campuses made less safe for LGBTQ students when Chick-fil-A outlets are present? According... Read More

Semesters End with a Hate Crime, a Walkout, and a Lavender Graduation

Yet another academic semester is in the books. Today’s post features news highlights from around... Read More

Newman University Recognizes LGBTQ Group; The Catholic University of America Holds Out

As another school year wraps up, students at Newman University, Wichita, Kansas,  are celebrating a... Read More

On Gilbert Baker’s Passing, Why Rainbow Flags Are Needed in Catholic Spaces

Gilbert Baker, the person who designed the rainbow flag used as a symbol of LGBT identity, passed... Read More

In Higher Education, What Does “Catholic Identity” Actually Mean?

Each semester, there are an increasing number of LGBT-positive developments in Catholic higher education, documented by... Read More