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Activist Jamie Manson On Why the Suffering of LGBTQ People and Women Keeps Her Going

Queer Catholic activist Jamie Manson recently shared about why she stays in the struggle for greater justice and equality in the church, even when it can be trying to do so at times. Read More

Fulton Case Before SCOTUS Could Be “Crushing Blow” to LGBTQ Rights

Regardless of the U.S. election's outcome, LGBTQ equal rights will remain under attack because "the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary now pose a serious threat to our most basic freedoms," wrote Jamie Manson, the new president of Catholics for Choice. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics’ Reactions to Pope Francis’ Support for Civil Unions Are Mixed Bag

Today's post highlights the voices of LGBTQ Catholics, who have had mixed reactions to the pope's words, with almost everyone agreeing that Francis needs to go further. Excerpts are provided here, but you can use the links to read further. Read More

Catholics Explore Implications for Church Workers After SCOTUS Guts Non-Discrimination Laws

Catholics have continued to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the combined cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel last month. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More

As Pride Commences, LGBTQ Catholic Advocates Demand the Church Say “Black Lives Matter”

Two noted Catholic LGBTQ advocates have written about this moment in history and its connections to white supremacy in the United States. Today's post features excerpts from these authors' words about how Catholics can and should respond to the urgent demand that police and state violence stop killing black people. Read More

Jamie Manson: Lesbian Couple’s Love on Netflix Is “Sacramental in Every Sense”

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson reflected on the tension between the timing of "A Secret Love," the Netflix documentary that affirms queer partnerships, and the Catholic Church's exclusion of queer people in the workplace and in marriage. Read More

Jamie Manson: New Diocesan Policy ‘Puts Transgender Folks in Bishops’ Crosshairs’

National Catholic Reporter columnist Jamie Manson has responded to Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki's new anti-transgender policy by suggesting the bishops are putting "trans folks in their crosshairs."  Read More

Jamie Manson Castigates Vatican for Harmful Language About Gay Priests

Jamie Manson, a noted queer columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, has entered anew the debate over gay men in the priesthood (reinvigorated after Pope Francis' most recent comments on the issue) with a striking critique of the language and the ideas church leaders use against gay priests. Read More

Rainbow Choir Sings to WMF and Asks Church Leaders to “Hear Our Voices”

Certainly one of the most memorable events of the World Meeting of Families week in Dublin was a musical performance held literally and figuratively "outside the gates" of the pastoral congress' venue.  Read More