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Fr. James Martin: To Stop Hate, Faith Communities Need To Get Their Own Houses In Order

Fr. James Martin, S.J. recently testified before a U.S. congressional committee on the role religious acts can play in combatting hate crimes, and suggested, "the most effective thing they can do is to get their own houses of worship in order." 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

LGBTQ Catholics from Philippines, Mexico, Uganda Speak at Fordham University Event

A Fordham University panel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising focused on the ongoing challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people around the globe, including in majority Catholic countries. Read More

Two Months Later, Conversation Still Continues Over Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

It has been two months since the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education published the transgender- and intersex-negative document, Male and Female He Created Them. LGBTQ advocates and many theologians were quick to denounce the text, and a number of responses have been subsequently published. Today's post excerpts several commentaries with links provided for further reading. Read More

Brazilian Archbishop Forces Cancellation of Performance Led by Transgender Artists

A Brazilian archbishop has forced the cancellation of an transgender-related theater production after calling it "a prejudiced and criminal action of disrespect of the Catholic Christian faith." Read More
The chapel at Brebuef Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis

Jesuit School Files Vatican Appeal After Archbishop Strips It of Catholic Designation

A high school that lost its Catholic designation for refusing to terminate an LGBTQ employee at the archbishop's request is appealing that decision before the Vatican. Meanwhile, the archbishop has barred the school from holding school-wide Masses. Read More

A Manual for Bridging the Divide: Karen Keen’s LGBTQ Lessons for Conservatives and Progressives

Imagine that you were able to meet with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops... Read More

Archbishop Claims Poland Suffering from “Rainbow Disease” of LGBTQ Advocacy

One of Poland's top bishops has said the nation is suffering from a "rainbow disease" while likening LGBTQ advocates to the Communist leaders who oppressed Poland in the 20th century. Read More

Catholic Officials Allegedly Intimidate Student Over Support for Fired Lesbian Counselor

A former student at a Catholic high school which has fired two LGBTQ church workers in recent years is exposing the allegedly hostile environment administrators created for him and others who called for justice. 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