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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

Catholics Voice Support for Equality Act, Denounce U.S. Bishops’ Extreme Rhetoric

Catholics are voicing their support for the Equality Act after it passed the U.S. House of Representatives recently. But Catholics are also criticizing the U.S. bishops for harsh rhetoric about the Act, including denials that LGBTQ people face systemic discrimination. Read More

President Biden Makes Gains for LGBTQ Equality, But Faces New Battle with U.S. Bishops

Joe Biden has been U.S. president for less than a month, and already he has reversed much of the Trump administration's anti-LGBTQ policies and charted a new course for equality going forward. But questions remain about how he will interface with U.S. bishops and with anti-LGBTQ activists, and some advocates for intersex rights remain critical. Read More

U.S. Bishops Reject President Biden’s New LGBTQ Executive Order as “Misguided”

The U.S. bishops have voiced their opposition to a new executive order signed by President Joe Biden to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination. 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

Theologians Contrast Approach to LGBTQ Rights Between Pope Francis and U.S. Bishops

Two Catholic theologians have asserted that Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-gender civil unions should be heeded by the U.S. Catholic bishops because their pastoral approach to the LGBTQ community compared to Pope Francis’ approach are worlds apart.  Read More

Top U.S. Bishops Issue Letter of Support for Legislation Targeting Transgender Athletes

Two committee chairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have stated their support for a federal anti-transgender bill that would cut off  Title IX funding from schools which permit transgender women to compete athletically with cisgender women. 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

Assumption University President Apologizes for Campus Ministry’s LGBTQ-Negative Content

The president of a Catholic university has apologized for offensive LGBTQ-negative language sent to students by Campus Ministry. Read More

LGBTQ Catholics, Advocates Sharply Criticize Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Exemptions

Catholics and LGBTQ advocates have responded critically to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week that religious institutions had a wide exemption from employment non-discrimination laws, which leaves many workers vulnerable to firings, especially LGBTQ people. Read More