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Northern Ireland’s Bishops Seek Government Ban on Priests Celebrating LGBTQ Weddings

Bishops in Northern Ireland have endorsed civil law proposals that would impose a government ban on priests performing same-gender marriages while implementing wide religious exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTQ people. Read More

Vatican Rips United Nations Report on Gender Equality as “Unacceptable and Offensive”

The Vatican has criticized sharply a new United Nations report on the human rights of women and of LGBTQ people, suggesting that "particularly unacceptable and offensive" are sections which the Holy See claims require religious liberty to be subjugated to "human rights."  Read More

Church Worker Survey Finds Split Over Marriage Equality, Communion for LGBTQ Catholics

A survey conducted by NBC News queried over 30,000 employees in the Catholic Church, covering a range of subjects including women’s leadership in the church, marriage equality, and the sexual abuse crisis. Read More

Reclaiming the Real Definition of Religious Freedom

"As LGBTQ people and as Catholics, we need to reject the misleading opposition of religious freedom and civil rights, reclaiming religious freedom on both Catholic and constitutional terms." Read More

At Fall Assembly, U.S. Bishops Vote to Double-Down on LGBTQ-Negative Agenda

The U.S. bishops begin their fall assembly today during which they are set to approve anti-transgender work as a strategic priority. They will also likely vote in an LGBTQ-negative president and choose the chair of their religious liberty committee. Read More

Bishops Applaud Trump Administration Move to End LGBTQ Protections in Healthcare, Social Services

Top U.S. bishops have voiced their support for the Trump administration's latest move to vacate federal anti-LGBTQ non-discrimination regulations, this time involving adoption and foster care services and life-saving healthcare programs. Read More

Catholics Central in LGBTQ, Religious Liberty Cases Before U.S. Supreme Court This Term

Are LGBTQ people protected from discrimination under federal law or not? This question is central to three LGBTQ-focused cases that U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments for today. While none of these cases directly involve Catholic plaintiffs or defendants, Catholics remain central to important cases involving LGBTQ issues and religious liberty that the Court will consider this term. Read More

U.S. Bishops Applaud Trump Administration Proposal Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

Top U.S. bishops have welcomed the Trump administration's proposed rule that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBTQ employees. Read More

NEWS NOTES: U.S. Bishops Appoint New Religious Liberty Chair; Hungarians Support Anti-LGBTQ Polish Bishop; And More

Today's post includes an update on the U.S. bishops' new religious liberty chair, support an embattled Polish bishop has received from colleagues in Hungary, and a legal dispute developing between two Catholic parents and their lesbian daughter. Read More