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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

Eucharistic Coherence…But For Whom?

A proposed document on eucharistic coherence--and the spirit behind it--being debated by the U.S. bishops today could create new problems for LGBTQ Catholics. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Freedom Week Helps Perpetuate Another “Big Lie”

Later this month is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Religious Freedom Week, an eight-day period when Catholics are supposed to pray and act on alleged threats to religious liberty. While some concerns are valid, the bishops' conference is again spreading disinformation in its attempt to suppress LGBTQ rights. Read More

U.S. Bishops Opposed Law to Fund Suicide Hotline Over Provisions for LGBTQ Support

The National Catholic Reporter broke news this week that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) lobbied last year against legislation to fund a national suicide hotline because it would also fund LGBTQ-specific care, which is only the latest use of their political weight to stop pro-LGBTQ initiatives. Read More

Bishop John Stowe Endorses Equality Act, Breaking with U.S. Bishops’ Conference

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington has broken with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) by supporting the Equality Act, saying "How can we take a position against equality?" Read More

U.S. Bishops Suggest Equality Act Would Harm Religious People and Mandate Abortions

Leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a letter against the Equality Act, suggesting the legislation could "inflict numerous legal and social harms" on religious people and "be construed to include an abortion mandate." Read More

USCCB’s Initial Criticism of Biden Reveals Divide in How Bishops Approach Policy

What should Catholic advocates for LGBTQ equality make of the growing divisions among U.S. bishops as Joe Biden assumes the U.S. presidency? Read More

Bishops Applaud New Trump Administration Rule Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

The U.S. bishops have expressed their appreciation for a new Trump administration rule that would allow federally-funded social service service providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Read More

U.S. Bishops Signal Potential “Showdown” with Biden Over Equality Act, Other Issues

Meeting virtually this week, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that the nation's episcopal conference remains deeply conservative. In concluding remarks, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) head took aim at President-elect Joe Biden in what one journalist has suggested might become a "showdown" between church leaders and the new administration, in part because of LGBTQ equality. Read More