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Latest Church Worker Firing in Indianapolis Shows Need for Active Lay Leadership in Church

The spate of firings in Indianapolis is a moment for Catholic laypeople to exercise their ecclesial and moral authority to denounce the unjust discrimination against LGBTQ church employees. Read More

In Indianapolis, Catholic School Students Protest Spate of Church Worker Firings

After their teacher was fired for being married to another woman, students at a Catholic school in Indianapolis formed a group to respond and push for a more inclusive church. Shelly Fitzgerald, a co-director of guidance at Roncalli High School, was "abruptly given an ultimatum and required to choose between her job as codirector of guidance or her same-sex marriage," as reported by a new article in U.S. Catholic. Read More

Indianapolis Catholic H.S. Fires Third Employee Due to LGBTQ Issues

A third employee at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis has claimed they were fired in an LGBTQ-related dispute, just as the high school faces a new lawsuit from another terminated employee claiming discrimination. Read More

Fired Roncalli High Employees Describe Struggles for Church Worker Justice

The two LGBTQ church workers terminated by Roncalli High School have spoken out in recent interviews about their quests for justice. Read More

Letter to a Young Gay Catholic Advocate

A priest thanks and affirms the work of a young gay Catholic man speaking out for justice in the church. Read More

Amidst Indianapolis Employment Disputes, Local Catholic Sees Hope and Freedom

As the new school year starts here in Indianapolis, two Catholic high schools are missing key faculty and staff who were terminated this past year because of their same-gender marriages. A third Catholic school lives under sanctions by the local archbishop for refusing to discriminate. But in these unjust situations, I find there is a certain freedom and a hope coming forth, too. Read More

Second Report That Catholic School Threatened Students Critical of LGBTQ Employee Firings

A second claim has been made against a Catholic high school saying administrators there tried to punish students who criticized its firing of two LGBTQ church workers. This claim comes shortly after the school announced a new policy that critics say aims to silence current students. Read More

High School That Fired LGBTQ Church Workers Now Threatens Critical Students With Expulsion

A Catholic high school which has so far fired two LGBTQ church workers is now... Read More
The chapel at Brebuef Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis

Jesuit School Files Vatican Appeal After Archbishop Strips It of Catholic Designation

A high school that lost its Catholic designation for refusing to terminate an LGBTQ employee at the archbishop's request is appealing that decision before the Vatican. Meanwhile, the archbishop has barred the school from holding school-wide Masses. Read More

Catholic Officials Allegedly Intimidate Student Over Support for Fired Lesbian Counselor

A former student at a Catholic high school which has fired two LGBTQ church workers in recent years is exposing the allegedly hostile environment administrators created for him and others who called for justice. Read More