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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

For All the Saints (Part 1)

A few days ago, Bondings 2.0 asked its readers: “If you could canonize any LGBTQ person or ally, living or dead, Catholic or not, fictional or real, who would it be, and why?” Read More

Trump Administration Backs Archdiocese That Forced Catholic School to Fire Gay Employee

Today's post includes three updates out of Indianapolis regarding church employment disputes. First, the Trump administration has stated its support for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, which is being sued by an employee fired from a Catholic school because of their same-gender marriage. Second, a canon lawyer has said the Vatican's lifting of ecclesiastical suspensions against Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is "exceptional." Third, Shelly Fitzgerald participated in a Democratic presidential debate. 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

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

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

Stories of Fired LGBT Church Workers “Breaking People’s Hearts,” Writes Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni wrote about how the Catholic Church is breaking people's hearts, including in its treatment of LGBT church workers like Shelly Fitzgerald, who recently filed a second discrimination complaint against her Catholic employer.  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