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Korean Cardinal Offers Limited Support for LGBQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Bill

A cardinal in South Korea has endorsed the prospect of an anti-discrimination law inclusive of sexual orientation, while at the same time, expressing concerns the bill could be a pathway for marriage equality. Read More

Catholic Leaders Praise New Ways Ministry Statement on LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

As Bondings 2.0 reported yesterday, more than 250 theologians, church leaders, writers, and scholars have endorsed a statement calling for Catholics to support LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. Read More

250+ Theologians, Church Leaders Endorse New Ways Ministry Non-Discrimination Statement

New Ways Ministry has released a theological statement supporting LGBTQ non-discrimination that was endorsed by more than 250 of the nation's leading Catholic theologians, church leaders, scholars, and writers.  Read More

“Hands-Off” Judicial Approach on LGBTQ Discrimination Offers Catholic Inflection Point

The U.S. judicial system’s recent hands-off approach towards religious liberty could be an opportunity for churches to discern matters of inclusion and justice within their own communities, writes Patrick Hornbeck. Read More

Some Italian Catholics Support Non-Discrimination Bill, While Vatican Is Now Quiet

Some Italian Catholics have offered their support for an Italian bill that would enhance LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. Meanwhile, the Vatican, which at one point had intervened against the bill, is now remaining quiet. Read More

Archbishop Criticizes Vatican’s Intervention Over Italian Non-Discrimination Bill

A top archbishop has criticized the Holy See's intervention over a proposed bill in Italy to enhance non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, though the archbishop also critiqued the bill itself. Read More

In Historic First, Vatican Preemptively Objects to Italian Bill Targeting LGBTQ Discrimination

The Vatican has raised its objection to a proposed Italian law that would combat anti-gay discrimination, which is especially notable given the historic diplomatic nature of this move. Read More

U.S. Bishops Opposed Law to Fund Suicide Hotline Over Provisions for LGBTQ Support

The National Catholic Reporter broke news this week that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) lobbied last year against legislation to fund a national suicide hotline because it would also fund LGBTQ-specific care, which is only the latest use of their political weight to stop pro-LGBTQ initiatives. Read More

Bishop John Stowe Endorses Equality Act, Breaking with U.S. Bishops’ Conference

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington has broken with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) by supporting the Equality Act, saying "How can we take a position against equality?" Read More

U.S. Bishops Reject President Biden’s New LGBTQ Executive Order as “Misguided”

The U.S. bishops have voiced their opposition to a new executive order signed by President Joe Biden to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. Read More