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Leading Catholic Bishop Supports New DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

A leading U.S. bishop was present at a gathering where the Trump administration announced its new religious liberty task force, showing a sign of support for an initiative with great potential to harm LGBT equality.  Read More

Is Winning Some Losing All? The Paradox of Religious Freedom

Close on the heels of the 2014 Hobby Lobby and Wheaton College cases, the Supreme Court’s recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision is only the most recent ruling to leave the politics of sexuality and religious freedom in an uncomfortable place. 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

Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Holds Promise for Full Legal Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is disappointing for two reasons, but reassuring for one. New Ways Ministry responds to the latest religious liberty case. 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

QUOTE TO NOTE: Theologian Says U.S. Courts Must Find “Judicial Clarity” on Religious Liberty

Religious liberty is among the most disputed areas when it comes to LGBT issues in the United States today. LGBT-negative elements have attempted use religious liberty to justify and make legal their discrimination against LGBT people, while advocates for LGBT equality have pushed back. Read More

Canadian Bishops Reject New Government Policy on Funding for Religious Groups

Religious leaders. including Catholic bishops, have criticized a new Canadian government policy that bars funding for organizations which actively seek to undermine LGBT equality and abortion rights. 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

Court: Church Legally Justified in Firing of Gay Church Worker in Chicago

In a ruling released last week, a federal judge has said a Catholic parish was... Read More