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Brazilian Jesuit Reflects on LGBTQ+ Pilgrimage to Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The assembly was a blessing for those who attended. Perhaps most moving was the Mass we celebrated in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a national sanctuary dedicated to the patron saint of Latin America. Read More

Across U.S., Catholic Educators Criticize Wave of Diocesan Anti-Transgender Policies

Catholic educators are saving lives as they build communities of welcome for LGBTQ+ students despite some dioceses' attempts to enact transgender-exclusionary policies.  Read More

Archdiocese Quits Program to Feed Hungry Kids Over Proposed LGBTQ+ Protections

Proposals to extend federal Title IX protections to LGBTQ+ students are gaining traction in the U.S., which has prompted some Catholic organizations to push back, including one archdiocese that withdrew from a program to feed food-insecure kids. Read More

Appeals Court Rules Catholic Healthcare System May Deny Care to Transgender Patients

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is permanently barred from requiring a Catholic hospital network in Indiana and Illinois to perform or provide insurance coverage for services related to gender transition or abortion. Read More

Only the Foreigner Returned: LGBTQ+ Catholics on the Synodal Path

This synodal process has exposed me in a new way to just how often LGBTQ+ Catholics are the foreigners who returned. Read More

Nativity School Raises $100,000+ After Bishop’s Sanction; And More News

Today's post features an update on the Nativity School of Worcester following the local bishop's sanctions against it, an exciting new Vatican appointment, and more news. Read More

New Zealand Bishops’ New Gender Policy for Catholic Schools Relies on Social Justice

New Zealand's bishops have released pastoral guidelines on sexual and gender diversity in Catholic schools which are far more inclusive and respectful than many other gender policies announced in recent years. Read More

Zambian Bishops’ Conference Reaffirms Support for Anti-LGBTQ+ Criminalization Laws

The Zambian Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) has reaffirmed its support for laws that criminalize LGBTQ+ people, walking back comments days earlier in which a key official said they opposed such laws. Read More

LGBTQ+ Catholics Fight Homophobic Stigma Surrounding Monkeypox Virus

While health care providers combat the monkeypox virus, LGBTQ+ activists fight the stigma that has arisen from this public health crisis—and Catholics are trying to heal the sick and lessen the stigma, too. Read More

Bishop Johan Bonny Says Blessing LGBTQ+ Couples Is “Aligned with Pope Francis”

A pro-LGBTQ+ bishop has said the Flemish bishops' decision to bless same-gender couples is accepted by Pope Francis, a fact he grounded in his personal conversation with the pope. But not all church leaders agree. Read More