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Bishops Claim Parliament “Hijacked” New Law to Legalize Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Irish bishops have expressed alarm about a law passed by Britain's Parliament that would legalize marriage equality and abortion in Northern Ireland if the province's self-government is not restored by late October. Read More

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

Priests Compare Gay People to Infected Zombies, Blame Homosexuality for Autism

Two priests involved with the Irish Church made disparaging comments about LGBTQ people recently, but thankfully in both cases, religious superiors intervened to stem the harm. Still, the comments show that LGBTQ people cannot yet expect even basic human decency from some Catholic clergy. Read More

Catholic Schools in Ireland May Be Required to Teach LGBT Sexuality and Relationships

A new proposal in Ireland may mean Catholic schools in the nation would be required to include LGBT issues in certain curricula related to sexuality and relationships. Read More

Poll Reveals Ireland’s Catholics Want Church to Recognize Lesbian/Gay Marriages

A recent poll of Ireland’s citizens has revealed the desire for greater acceptance of same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church. Read More

NEWS NOTES: U.S. Priests Affirm LGBT Ministry; Costa Rican Bishops Condemn Marriage Equality; And More

Today's post features short news notes including U.S. Catholic priests' resolution supporting LGBT ministry, the Costa Rican bishops' condemnation of marriage equality, and a conference of gay-negative Christians seeking to promote LGBT people's dignity. Read More

Tech Company Withdraws from World Meeting of Families, Prompting Calls for More Withdrawals

A technology company has withdrawn its participation in the World Meeting of Families (WMF) over the exclusion of LGBT groups, prompting calls for other organizations to do likewise as the event gets underway. Read More

LGBT Controversies Remain as World Meeting of Families Approaches Next Week

In five days, some 37,000 people will gather to begin the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMF) and it seems there will be some progress on LGBT issues, but certainly not as far as many Catholics hoped. Read More

Marriage Counseling Service Backed by Irish Bishops to Welcome LGBT Couples

A marriage counseling program run by Ireland's bishops will now provide services to same-gender couples. Read More

Pro-LGBT Irish Catholics Claim Discrimination by World Meeting of Families

We Are Church Ireland has claimed organizers of the upcoming World Meeting of Families are discriminating against the group because of its reform-minded views, including on LGBT equality. Read More