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NEWS NOTES: U.S. Bishops Appoint New Religious Liberty Chair; Hungarians Support Anti-LGBTQ Polish Bishop; And More

Today's post includes an update on the U.S. bishops' new religious liberty chair, support an embattled Polish bishop has received from colleagues in Hungary, and a legal dispute developing between two Catholic parents and their lesbian daughter. Read More

In First for Colombia, Both Names of Lesbian Mothers Listed on Child’s Baptismal Certificate

A lesbian couple in Colombia has had both mothers' names listed on their child's baptismal certificate, which is reportedly a first for the country and a move which the archdiocese is now defending. Read More

Fired Church Worker Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Catholic School

A church worker fired by a Catholic high school over her same-gender marriage is now suing that school for discrimination, further intensifying the church employment disputes that have rocked the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Read More

Kenyan Bishops Welcome Court Ruling That Keeps Homosexuality Criminalized

Catholic bishops in Kenya have applauded a court ruling that keeps homosexuality criminalized in that nation. Read More

Bishop Offers Twitter Support for Pride as Month of Celebrations Ends

Keeping up with all the Catholic-related Pride news and events this month has been a challenge. Bondings 2.0 has reported already on a number of items. Today's post compiles some additional news as Pride month ends. Read More

Bishop Says He Is Ready to Be a Martyr in Defending Conversion Therapy Practices

A Spanish bishop under investigation for putting worshippers, including minors, through an allegedly illegal conversion therapy process has told Catholics they must be ready to be martyrs in defense of the church's freedom to offer such practices. 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

Magazine Barred from Church Property After Criticizing Bishop Who Sent Homophobic Tweet

A Catholic bishop who sent a homophobic tweet warning Pride events are harmful to children has now barred a Rhode Island magazine critical of him from hosting an event at a Church-owned facility. This incident is but the latest controversy relating to the Catholic Church and Pride, but despite harmful comments, many Catholics continue to celebrate Pride. Read More

Composer David Haas Releases Song for Pride Month About Being “Wonderfully Made”

Catholic liturgical composer David Haas released a new song for Pride month based on Psalm 139, which reads "I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Read More

Priest Opposed to Conversion Therapy Ban Admits He Was Not Authorized to Speak for Church

A Colorado priest who testified against the state's conversion therapy bill which is set to be signed into law today has admitted that despite his claims, he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the Catholic Church. Read More