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Student’s Attempted Extortion of LGBTQ Teacher a Call to Action for Catholic Schools

A recent Twitter thread emphasized the harm done to LGBTQ church workers when toxic atmospheres regarding gender and sexuality exist at Catholic institutions. Read More

Commonweal Editor Calls Church Teaching on LGBTQ Sexuality Harmful and Distracting

The U.S. Catholic hierarchy’s insistence on opposing same-gender marriage distracts its leaders and laity from speaking out against other moral shortcomings, says a Commonweal editor in a recent column. Read More

Will LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Stop in 2020? That is One Friar’s Hope!

What do the 2020s hold for Catholic LGBTQ issues? It is harder to predicate church developments in the age of Pope Francis. But Franciscan Fr. Dan Horan ventured one hope for the next decade in regards to the spate of LGBTQ church employment disputes over this past decade. Read More

Two Plays Tackle Complexities of LGBTQ People’s Lives and Relationships

Two plays running in the U.S., "Bare" and "The Inheritance", are bringing LGBTQ stories to the stage. Read More

Brazilian Priest Suspended from Ministry After Blessing Same-Gender Couple

A priest in Brazil has been suspended from ministry because he blessed a same-gender couple late last year. Read More

Paraguay’s Top Archbishop Says Church Cannot Ignore Reality of LGBTQ Families

Paraguay's top bishop has said all families, including LGBTQ ones, should be welcomed in the church and accompanied to live virtuously. Read More

Dismissed Gay Priest Wins Vatican Appeal

A gay priest dismissed from ministry after coming out has been reinstated by the Vatican, which reversed the dismissal on appeal due to lack of any clear charges or evidence. Read More

In LGBTQ Welcome, Bishop Introduces Gender-Neutral Language for Baptismal Certificates

The bishop charged with handling questions of canon law in France has encouraged his episcopal colleagues to use gender-neutral language on baptismal certificates in an effort to be more welcoming to LGBTQ parents. Read More

Brazil’s Bishops Silent After Violence Targeting Pro-LGBTQ Comedy Group; Other News Updates

Today's post features several news items on Catholic LGBTQ issues, including the silence of Brazil's bishops on recent violence, a U.S. ambassador's use of Pope Francis to criminalize anti-LGBTQ criminalization, and more. Read More

LGBTQ Dispute Leads Catholic Healthcare System to Withdraw Support for Local Theater

A Catholic hospital group withdrew its sponsorship of a theater in Sacramento, California in response to concerns that the health system discriminated against members of the LGBTQ community. Read More