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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

New Book Documents LGBTQ Discrimination in Canadian Catholic Schools

Despite Canada’s advances toward LGBTQ equality, a scholar’s new book on Catholic schools revealed how involved the Church is in discrimination. Read More

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