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Catholic School Bars Father of Suspended Lesbian Church Worker from Retreat Programs

The father of a church worker suspended over her same-gender marriage has been barred from volunteering at the Catholic school where his daughter worked. Read More

Let’s Make Catholic Hospitals the Leaders in the Journey of Transgender Resurrections

A Catholic healthcare system has settled a lawsuit which claimed it had discriminate against the transgender child of an employee who had sought gender-confirming surgery. But the real story is about the opportunity Catholic healthcare systems have to make moments of resurrection happen. Read More

Criticism Grows as Alberta’s Bishops Remain Silent on Anti-LGBT Employment Policies

Criticism of Alberta's bishops is growing as they remain silent about anti-LGBT employment policies and other education issues which became public at the end of last year. Read More

Catholic Responses Limited on U.S. Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Ruling

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, concerning a baker who refused services to a same-gender couple. Normally, shortly after a significant event like the ruling, Bondings 2.0 compiles responses from Catholic individuals, organizations, and other relevant voices. But we have not published such a post until now as we expected more responses than the few published. Read More

U.S. Bishops Advocate for Bill to Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

U.S. bishops sent a supportive letter to a federal lawmaker who introduced the latest version of a "license to discriminate" bill, which would allow business and nonprofits to deny services to LGBT people. Read More

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School Over Her Same-Gender Marriage

A lesbian educator was fired for entering a same-gender marriage, the second such firing to become public in the past week and evidence that discrimination in Catholic institutions is still very much present. Read More

Bishops in Spain and U.K. Oppose Protections for Transgender Youth, Other LGBT People

Bishops in Spain and the United Kingdom have criticized policies aimed at protecting transgender youth... Read More

As Christmas Approaches, Priest Fires Three Gay Musicians, Dismisses Liturgical Minister

With Christmas approaching, news has broken that three parish musicians were fired from their positions at two Minnesota parishes because they are in same-gender marriages. Protests against the decision led to the further dismissal of a parish leader from liturgical ministries. Read More

In Masterpiece Case, Engage the Complexity without Denying People’s Dignity

How should Catholics approach the legal case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission about which oral arguments were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last week? John Gehring of Faith in Public Life said the answer to this question is nuanced, but clear. Read More

Sr. Jeannine Gramick, 1,300 Faith Leaders File Brief in LGBT Non-Discrimination Court Case

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Though conservatives claim this case is about religious liberty, some 1,300 faith leaders have spoken out saying it is really about anti-LGBT discrimination. Read More