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North Carolina Pastor Reinvites Lesbian City Council Member to Catholic School After Canceling Event

A pastor in Durham, North Carolina has now reinvited a lesbian City Council member whom he had previously disinvited from a speaking engagement at the parish’s elementary school.  Read More

German Bishop Shifts Position, Calls for Church to Rethink Teachings on Homosexuality

Significantly shifting his position, a German bishop has called for the Church to rethink its teachings on homosexuality and condemned problematic aspects of those teachings which have caused people harm. Read More

Archbishop’s Efforts for “Ex-Gay” Therapy Likely Exempted from State Ban on Torturous Practice

Efforts by Colorado's top Church leader to implement "ex-gay" therapies in his diocese will likely be exempted from a pending statewide ban on the torturous practice. That leader has also come out strongly against other legislation which would expand LGBT sexual education in schools. Read More

Gay Reporter Tells Stories of Catholic AIDS Activists, U.S. Church’s Complicated Record in the 1980s

"The story of the AIDS crisis in America is inextricably linked to the Catholic Church," wrote Michael O'Loughlin as he began to tell the story of Sr. Carol Baltosiewich, her HIV/AIDS ministry in the 1980s, and the stories of other U.S. Catholics at the time. Read More

Catholic School Bars Father of Suspended Lesbian Church Worker from Retreat Programs

The father of a church worker suspended over her same-gender marriage has been barred from volunteering at the Catholic school where his daughter worked. Read More

Archbishop Endorses Reparative Therapy, Speaker Who Says Being Gay is “Popular Myth”

The archbishop of Denver has endorsed a program which endorses "ex-gay" therapy, praising efforts by the program's founder who has said that "Satan delights in homosexual perversion." Read More

Scotland Diocese Defends Links to “Ex-Gay” Therapy Resources on Website

Church officials in Scotland are defending the posting of "ex-gay" therapy resources on a diocesan website, raising anew many Catholic leaders' problematic and ambiguous stance to this horrible practice. Read More

Second Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Indianapolis Catholic High School

A Catholic high school in Indianapolis is facing its second anti-LGBT discrimination complaint after a fired church worker's filing with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this month. Read More

Gay Teacher Appeals to Catholic School Officials to End Anti-LGBT Employment Discrimination

A gay teacher at a Catholic school has appealed to administrators in their district to promote LGBT inclusion rather than continue allegedly discriminatory policies, which have provoked fierce criticism. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Lesbian Choir Sings at Catholic Shrine; Fired Church Worker Inspires New LGBT Group; and More

Today's post features short news notes including a lesbian choir performing at a Catholic shrine, a new LGBT group formed by a fired church worker's students, and a teacher in Milan who promoted reparative therapy to teenage boys. Read More