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U.S. Bishops Conference Seeks Limits on Protections for Transgender Patients

U.S. bishops joined religious and political groups in seeking to stop proposed non-discrimination guidelines designed to protect transgender patients from discrimination. Read More

Catholic Leaders Seek Right to Discriminate in Federally-Funded Childcare Programs

Catholic leaders, including the U.S. bishops, have joined an interfaith letter that seeks provisions in Build Back Better Act's childcare and pre-kindergarten programs allowing discrimination, including against LGBTQ people.   Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Ban Investments in Transgender Healthcare, But Not Fossil Fuels and Other Ills

New investment guidelines approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this week mandate no investments be made in companies involved with gender transitions, even as they refused to divest from fossil fuels. Read More

Pro-LGBTQ Catholics Rally Outside U.S. Bishops’ Meeting Around Communion Denial

A network of U.S. Catholic reform groups held a demonstration outside the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting to push back against attempts to deny Communion to pro-LGBTQ and pro-choice politicians. Read More

Highly LGBTQ-Negative Bishops Up for Elections to USCCB Leadership Next Week

With the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) meeting in Baltimore approaching next week, most attention has been on whether the bishops will approve a controversial document on the Eucharist. But there will also be some key committee chair elections occurring, and candidates include some of the most LGBTQ-negative church leaders in the U.S. Read More

Lesbian Woman Files Discrimination Lawsuit Involving U.S. Bishops’ Foster Care Funding

A lesbian woman in Nashville is suing the U.S. government after she was twice rejected from being a foster parent to unaccompanied migrant children, which she believes is discrimination based on her sexual orientation. Read More

Bishop Calls for “Special Vigilance” to Stop Transgender People Entering Seminary

A committee chair at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has claimed that transgender men have been admitted to seminaries, and is seeking new policies to ensure this cannot happen, including the prospect of intrusive medical examinations. Read More

The Saga of Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Tragedy.

Rather than a scandal, this saga involving Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill is a tragedy. And the tragic element of it is not being addressed. Read More

Targeting USCCB Priest Over Grindr Use Is “Homophobic Innuendo,” Says Theologian

A theologian has described the allegations that led a top administrator at the U.S. bishops' conference to resign as "unethical, homophobic innuendo" that began a "long ugly season" for the nation's Catholics. Read More