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Catholic Schools Skip Astronaut’s Homecoming Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

The nation’s first openly gay astronaut recently spoke about her six months aboard the International Space Station on October 10 at her Catholic high school alma mater. Nearly 1,000 students attended from several area schools. However, several schools were notably absent. Read More

Duquesne University Reverses Course to Allow Gender Neutral Fashion Show

Ceding to protests, Duquesne University administrators have backed off an initial decision to ban gender-neutral language and imagery from an upcoming campus fashion show. Read More

Ghana Archbishop Says Sex Ed Is ‘Subtle Way of Introducing Gay/Lesbian Thing to Children’

A leading bishop and Catholic teachers in Ghana have joined together to oppose the introduction of comprehensive sexual education in the nation's schools. Read More

Cardinal Says Rethinking Human Sexuality Is Important Task for the Church

A top U.S. cardinal has said it is "important" and "incumbent" that the church rethink human sexuality in a process of dialogue. Read More

St. Norbert’s Students Protest Cancellation of “Mass Celebrating Solidarity” as LGBTQ Week Event

LGBTQ students and allies staged a peaceful protest outside their campus parish because a Mass celebrating solidarity with the LGBTQ community was substantially changed from their original plans. Read More

Candidates, LGBTQ Advocates Challenge Use of Catholic Parishes for Election Events

Two disputes, one in British Columbia and one in Kansas, have arisen about whether Catholic parishes are suitable locations for local politics given the church's LGBTQ-negative stance. Read More

Pope Francis’ Meeting with Fr. James Martin Rebukes Culture War Bishops, Raises Questions on Inclusion

The private audience between Pope Francis and Fr. James Martin, SJ, reverberated through all sides of the LGBTQ equality debate in the Catholic Church. But beyond a papal affirmation of the latter's LGBTQ ministry, what significance is there to the meeting? Today's post features two commentaries on this question. Read More

Indian Catholics Celebrate Launch of New LGBTQ Ministry Supported by Top Cardinal

Catholics in India are celebrating the launch of a new LGBTQ ministry that has the support of a top cardinal who happens to be a close advisor of Pope Francis. Read More

Gay Music Minister Forced to Resign Over “Questionable” Relationship

News has broken of another LGBTQ-related employment dispute, this time involving a gay music minister in Georgia. Read More

Bishops Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Allow Employers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

Key bishops in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released a statement commenting on three cases which involved LGBTQ civil rights that the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for last week.  Read More