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Netflix’s “Queer Eye” Series Shows Working of Grace, Can Lead to Moments of Encounter

Queer Eye, Netflix's television series where five gay men provide life makeovers for clients in often dramatic ways, is, in one reviewer's words, "probably the strongest and most vivid representation currently on display in popular culture of how grace works." Read More

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

Indianapolis Catholic Schools Exclude Brebeuf Jesuit Students from Athletic Competition

Catholic schools in Indianapolis have excluded student-athletes at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School from participating in a joint competition, a decision made following the archbishop's decree removing the school's Catholic designation because administrator's refused to discriminate against an LGBTQ employee. Read More

Parents Raise Alarm Over New Priest’s LGBTQ-Negative, Pro-Gun Social Media Posts

Parents and parishioners in Salt Lake City are raising the alarm about the appointment of anew parish priest, Fr. Erik Richtsteig because they fear he will be a negative influence on their church community.  Read More

High School That Fired LGBTQ Church Workers Now Threatens Critical Students With Expulsion

A Catholic high school which has so far fired two LGBTQ church workers is now... Read More

Priest Punished for Promoting Letter Writing Campaign Against Anti-LGBTQ Bishop

A priest in Poland has seemingly been punished for publicly criticizing a top archbishop who referred to the campaign for LGBTQ equality as a "rainbow disease. Other church leaders, however, have rushed to the archbishop's defense with their own LGBTQ-negative remarks. Read More

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