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Northern Ireland’s Bishops Seek Government Ban on Priests Celebrating LGBTQ Weddings

Bishops in Northern Ireland have endorsed civil law proposals that would impose a government ban on priests performing same-gender marriages while implementing wide religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people. Read More

Church Worker Survey Finds Split Over Marriage Equality, Communion for LGBTQ Catholics

A survey conducted by NBC News queried over 30,000 employees in the Catholic Church, covering a range of subjects including women’s leadership in the church, marriage equality, and the sexual abuse crisis. Read More

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