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Advocates Fear Australia’s Religious Discrimination Bill Will Harm LGBTQ People

When the Australian Parliament resumes session next week, it will be taking up the Religious Discrimination Bill, which critics say may effectively sanction discrimination against the LGBTQ community and other minority groups. Read More

St. John Henry Newman: The First Openly Gay Catholic Saint?

Is John Henry Newman the Catholic Church's first openly gay saint? The answer to that question depends on your definition of "openly," "gay," and "first." Read More

Gay Priest’s Coming Out Prompts Us to Adjust Image of God, Say Journalists

Two journalists, one from South Africa and one from the U.S., have recently responded to a pro-LGBTQ talk that theologian Fr. Bryan Massingale gave earlier this summer. Both journalists agreed that Massingale invites us all to adjust our image of God. Read More

On National Coming Out Day, A Transgender Teacher’s Story of Being Authentic in Catholic Education

A transgender educator in Malta has called her experience teaching at a Catholic school "amazing," which seems to be due in large part to their decision to come out from the very beginning. Read More

Polish Archbishop Says LGBTQ Movement Is ‘Great Threat to Freedom’ as Catholics Demand End to Violent Rhetoric

A top archbishop has again disparaged the LGBTQ movement, comparing it to the oppressive regime that ruled Poland in the late 20th century. But church reformers are calling on the Polish hierarchy to comply with church teaching about respecting LGBTQ people and avoid such rhetoric. Read More

How the Synod on the Amazon Could Lead to a More LGBTQ-Inclusive Church

That the Synod on the Amazon now underway will not directly address LGBTQ issues does not mean Catholic advocates for equality should ignore an ecclesial event that could greatly impact our efforts for equality in the church. Read More

Catholics Central in LGBTQ, Religious Liberty Cases Before U.S. Supreme Court This Term

Are LGBTQ people protected from discrimination under federal law or not? This question is central to three LGBTQ-focused cases that U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments for today. While none of these cases directly involve Catholic plaintiffs or defendants, Catholics remain central to important cases involving LGBTQ issues and religious liberty that the Court will consider this term. Read More

Judge Rules In Favor of Michigan Catholic Charities That Discriminates Against LGBTQ Clients

Michigan adoption agencies receiving government funding are no longer required to provide equal support to LGBTQ families, a federal judge ruled in a preliminary injunction last week for a case that involves a Catholic social service agency Read More

NEWS NOTES: Parish Thanks Protestors Who Attacked Pride; Legislator Extols Pride in Catholic-Owned Media; And More

Today's post features news about a parish in Poland that thanked protestors of a Pride march, a Catholic-owned media outlet publishing a letter supportive of Pride, and more. Read More

Quote to Note: Pope Francis on Sexuality and Social Justice

While meeting with Jesuits in Mozambique, the pope answered a question about how to avoid falling into clericalism, and he included this nugget of wisdom. Read More