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Former Priest Shares Journey of Being a Transgender Catholic Loved by God

A transgender woman who left the Catholic priesthood after transitioning has shared her story as an affirmation that God still supports her. 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

Anti-Transgender Leaflets Accidentally Given to Catholic Students; Other Education Updates

Two English dioceses are apologizing after an anti-LGBTQ leaflet was distributed to students in Catholic schools. Today's post features this story and two other news items from the realm of Catholic education. Read More

John Gehring: Bishops Need a “Year of Abstinence” from Preaching on Sexuality and Gender

Catholic bishops have an authority crisis that seemingly intensifies daily as more LGBTQ church workers are fired and new cover ups of clergy sexual abuse are revealed. One Catholic leader has a suggestion for them: stop preaching about sexuality and gender for a year. Read More

In New Employment Dispute, Catholic School Principal Says He Was Fired for Being Gay

Another LGBTQ-related employment dispute has made news as the former principal of a Catholic school says he was fired for being gay--a firing which caused at least one other key school official to resign in protest. Read More

Trump Administration Appoints LGBTQ-Negative Catholic to Lead Natural Law Commission

The Trump administration has appointed a high-profile, LGBTQ-negative Catholic to lead a new human rights commission that has raised concerns for advocates of gender and sexual equality. 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

Gay Priest Removed from Ministry After Coming Out Earlier This Year

A priest in the Netherlands has said he was removed from active ministry because he is gay, a claim his diocese disputes. Read More

Fired Church Worker Settles with Catholic School, Sues Archdiocese for Discrimination

A gay church worker has settled with the Catholic school which fired him over his same-gender marriage, but the worker is still suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. News also broke that the church worker is husband to a gay church worker which a nearby Catholic school refused to fire. Read More

Frédéric Martel, Author of “In the Closet of the Vatican,” Offers Lengthy Response to Critics

Frédéric Martel, the author of the controversial In the Closet of the Vatican published earlier this year, has responded to critics by saying Catholics do not like the truth and the church is "burning and threatening to collapse." Read More