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Catholic Schools Are Called to Form a Culture of LGBTQ Participation

Catholic leaders need to move beyond using doctrine as a cover for bigotry and imagine new ways that our tradition might inspire schools to treat LGBTQ members with dignity. The principle of “participation” from Catholic social teaching can be particularly helpful, and Catholic Schools Week provides an appropriate time to reflect on it. Read More

Catholics Explore Implications for Church Workers After SCOTUS Guts Non-Discrimination Laws

Catholics have continued to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the combined cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel last month. Read More

In Chicago, a Renewed Alumni Effort to Seek Justice for Fired Gay Church Worker

Alumni of a Catholic high school which fired a gay teacher two years ago have begun renewed efforts for justice after that teacher released a new essay about his experiences last month. Read More

Will New Education Resource Help Alberta’s Catholic School Teachers?

The Alberta Teachers’ Association has produced a guidebook have been working to improve the lives of LGBTQ school staff members who work in the Canadian province in a new guidebook. While the resource, entitled "Breaking the Silence," instructs about legislation, policies, and support for teachers, a question remains if LGBTQ teachers in Catholic schools will benefit from these developments.  Read More