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Largest Swiss Diocese Endorses Civil Marriage Equality, Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A diocese in Switzerland has endorsed civil marriage equality and religious blessings for same-gender couples, the latest step in the German-speaking church's ongoing progress towards LGBTQ equality. Read More

German Bishop Reaffirms His Request for Church Blessings and Civil Partnerships for Same-Gender Couples

A German bishop has reiterated his support blessing same-gender couples and the need for civil recognition of such relationships, too, saying the hierarchy must reconsider its teachings on homosexuality in light of contemporary science. Read More

Top Swiss Church Official Endorses Blessings for Same-Gender Couples

A top lay official in Switzerland has endorsed blessings for same-gender couples and said that while local Catholic Church there has not issued an official statement on civil marriage equality, it does not oppose such legislation. Read More

A Manual for Bridging the Divide: Karen Keen’s LGBTQ Lessons for Conservatives and Progressives

Imagine that you were able to meet with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops... Read More

NEWS NOTES: Swiss Catholic Women Endorse Marriage Equality, English LGBT+ Catholics Celebrate 20 Years, And More

Today's post includes stories about how Catholic women in Switzerland are standing for marriage equality and LGBT+ Catholics in England celebrated twenty years of ministry during Pride. Read More

Bishops Claim Parliament “Hijacked” New Law to Legalize Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland

Irish bishops have expressed alarm about a law passed by Britain's Parliament that would legalize marriage equality and abortion in Northern Ireland if the province's self-government is not restored by late October. Read More

Archbishop Withdraws “Catholic” Label from Jesuit High School Over LGBTQ Employee

A Jesuit high school has been barred from calling itself "Catholic" after refusing the local archbishop's demand to fire an employee in a same-gender marriage. Read More

LGBTQ Activists File Complaint Against Archbishop for Alleged Hate Speech

LGBTQ activists in Mexico have filed a human rights complaint against their local archbishop for alleged hate speech, but a closer examination reveals the complaint has likely gone too far. Read More

Being Closeted at Work “Eroded My Dignity Over the Years,” Says Fired LGBTQ Church Worker

A fired LGBTQ church worker has broken her silence and is sharing her story of discrimination in Catholic education, all in an appeal for readers to join the struggle for equality. Read More

Austrian Cardinal Defends Civil Marriage Equality, Affirms Goodness in Lesbian/Gay Relationships

Austria's top church official has defended civil marriage equality and affirmed there can be goodness in same-gender relationships, though maintained that the Church's understanding of marriage remains heteronormative. Read More