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Sixth-Grader’s Marriage Essay May Have Cost Mom Her Job

Annabelle Thies is a Vermont sixth-grader who has come to the easy conclusion that you can both be supportive of LGBTQ rights and Catholic--something that people much older than her continue to struggle with. And it seems her mother may have lost her job because of her daughter’s opinion. Read More

Catholic Politican Introduces Marriage Equality Bill Saying He is “Living the Message of the Gospel”

A Catholic legislator introduced a marriage equality bill for Northern Ireland, and said doing so was "iving the message of the gospel." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Bishop Categorizes LGBT Acceptance with Murder; Other LGBT Catholic News

Bishop Patricio Buzon of Bacolod, Philippines said in his Palm Sunday homily, "It's now okay to kill; to allow couples to go on divorce; honor the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community; tolerate same-sex union, among others, where I am scared of these present situations." Read More

QUOTE TO NOTE: Theologian Says U.S. Courts Must Find “Judicial Clarity” on Religious Liberty

Religious liberty is among the most disputed areas when it comes to LGBT issues in the United States today. LGBT-negative elements have attempted use religious liberty to justify and make legal their discrimination against LGBT people, while advocates for LGBT equality have pushed back. Read More

Leader of German Bishops Calls for Marriage Equality Debate in the Church

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode has said: "I'm concerned with fundamental questions of how we deal with each other; although 'marriage for all' differs clearly from the church's concept of marriage, it's now a political reality." Read More

NEWS NOTES: Gay Priest’s Coming Out Makes International Headlines, Survey Shows Catholics’ Support for Conscience, and More!

The story of a Wisconsin priest who came out as gay last month made international headlines, including coverage in The New York Times and in publications from Nigeria and England. For more Catholic LGBT updates, read today's post. Read More

Archbishop: 2017 a ‘Horrible Year’ Due to Marriage Equality

In a final note about 2017, an Australian archbishop has said the year was an "annus horibilis" or horrible year due, in part, to marriage equality's passage in that country. But where he sees horror, I see much hope. Read More

After Australia Passes Marriage Equality, Priest Says He Would Be Glad to Marry Gay Couples

A week ago, Australian legislators passed a marriage equality law following the nation's non-binding postal survey this fall and years of debate. A Catholic priest has since expressed his desire to celebrate a same-gender couple's wedding amid more muted reactions from church leaders. Read More

Austrian Cardinal Criticizes Court’s Legalization of Marriage Equality

An Austrian Catholic cardinal who has often been outspoken in defense of lesbian and gay people has criticized his nation's recent high court decision which allows for same-gender couples to marry. What does this latest marriage equality victory teach us about Catholic leaders' responses to these issues? Read More

Archbishop Claims the Result of Australia’s Marriage Equality Survey Are Wrong

Despite majority support for marriage equality, an Australian bishop is claiming the results of the nation's recent postal survey are not correct and that Australians actually oppose marriage equality. But rather than re-hash the vote, many Australians are looking to move forward as the nation's legislators advance a potential law. Read More