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USCCB Secretary Claims Transgender Equality Is “Doing Great Damage to Society”

A top U.S. archbishop gave a speech in which he suggested the devil was behind the LGBTQ+ movement, claiming in particular that "the trans movement is doing great damage to society." Read More

U.S. Bishops Make Final Push to Stop Respect for Marriage Act Ahead of Senate Vote

Leaders with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have made a last ditch appeal for U.S. senators to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act, which is expected to come up for a vote on Monday and would codify marriage equality. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Conference Elects President With Anti-LGBTQ Record

In his first press conference, the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has repeated the false claim that homosexuality is a cause of sexual abuse in the church. Meanwhile, the U.S. bishops sustain their use of religious liberty to counter LGBTQ+ equality. Read More

Candidates for USCCB Presidency Include Mostly LGBTQ-Negative U.S. Bishops

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops begins its fall meeting today, at which a new conference president and vice-president will be elected. The candidates include some of the most conservative bishops in the U.S. Today's post includes brief description of the candidates' records on LGBTQ+ issues where possible. Read More

U.S. Bishops’ Synod Report Includes a Mixed Message on LGBTQ+ Issues

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released its national synthesis for the Synod on Synodality, which includes LGBTQ+ issues, although in a mixed way that is not entirely positive. Read More

USCCB Education Chair Says Gender Policies Causing Decline in Parochial Schools

The chair of the U.S. Conference Catholic Bishops' education committee has entered the growing debate in the church around gender policies for Catholic schools, and he has sided with those who do not support inclusive policies. Read More

Questions Remain After U.S. Bishops Allows Single Lesbian to Serve as Foster Parent 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) conceded a legal case in early July by allowing a single lesbian to serve as a foster parent after several months of litigation. While LGBTQ+ advocates and the foster parent are both excited with the result, questions remain as to whether the concession signals a wider inclusion of LGBTQ+ foster and adoptive parents at Catholic agencies or is a singular exception made under legal pressure. Read More

U.S. Bishops Oppose Proposed Federal Healthcare Protections for LGBTQ+ Patients

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced changes to regulations based on the Affordable Care Act that are being criticized by the U.S. bishops’ conference over religious liberty concerns. Read More

Archbishop Cordileone Asks Senators to Vote Against Enshrining Marriage Equality into Law

A U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committee chair has written to legislators asking them to vote against the Respect for Marriage Act should it come before them. Read More

U.S. Bishops Object to New Title IX Revisions Aimed at Protecting LGBTQ Students

The chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees have expressed concern about proposed revisions to Title IX regulations, specifically as they might pertain to Catholic teaching on sexual orientation, gender identity, and abortion. Read More