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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

U.S. Bishops Provisionally Affirm Opposition to Transgender Equality as Key Strategic Priority

The U.S. bishops have provisionally affirmed opposition to transgender rights and the continuation of their religious liberty campaign as key parts of their strategic priorities for 2021-2024.  Read More

New Poll Shows U.S. Catholics Are Increasingly Supportive of Transgender Rights

The same week the Vatican released a new document on gender described by LGBTQ advocates as harmful and oppressive, new polling shows U.S. Catholics are increasingly comfortable with and supportive of transgender people. Read More

Catholic School Drops Religious Liberty Lawsuit Against City Non-Discrimination Ordinance

A Catholic school in Ohio has terminated its lawsuit targeting a city anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinance that was being challenged on religious liberty grounds. Read More

Defying Bishops’ Alarms, Catholics Express Support for Equality Act Which Passed a Legislative Hurdle

Catholics have been expressing their support for the Equality Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week, defying episcopal opposition with a pro-LGBTQ faith witness. Read More

Catholic Principal Departs School Possibly Over Anti-LGBTQ Censorship

Today's post features news about two LGBTQ-related disputes happening at Catholic schools in Ohio, including the departure of one principal potentially over anti-LGBTQ censorship concerns. Read More

Priest Rejects LGBTQ Group Seeking to Raise Funds to Help Youth, Seniors

A Catholic priest is standing by his decision to refuse use of a parish community center to an LGBTQ group hoping to fundraise for youth and senior care. 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

Are LGBTQ Church Worker Firings Just the Beginning for Catholic Employment Disputes?

Are the dozens of LGBTQ-related employment disputes in which church workers have lost their jobs only the beginning for disputes at Catholic institutions based on punitive interpretations of Church teaching?  Read More

Is U.S. Bishops’ Opposition to LGBTQ Equality Finally Backfiring on Them?

For nearly a decade, the U.S. bishops have used a campaign about upholding religious liberty to mask (thinly) their efforts to suppress equal rights for women and for LGBTQ people. But a social service agency's recent discrimination against a Catholic client raises the possibility that the bishops' advocacy may be backfiring on them. Read More