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Prominent Irish Gay Catholic Calls for “Full Sacramental Marriage” for LGBT Couples Ahead of WMF

Church reformers in Ireland recently met in advance of the World Meeting of Families (WMF) to discuss marriage and family issues. At the meeting, a prominent gay Catholic called for full sacramental marriage equality. Read More

Young People at Pre-Synod Meeting Call for Church to Openly Address Sexuality

Youth from around the world have issued a call for the Catholic Church to openly and honestly address matters of sexuality, and to do so from a Church that is a welcoming place for all people. Read More

City of Philadelphia Investigating Catholic Social Service Agency for Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The city of Philadelphia has suspended its partnership with a Catholic organization providing foster care services because the church-affiliated organization seemingly discriminates against LGBT people. Read More

Are U.S. Youth’s LGBT-Positive Views Being Represented at Pre-Synod Meeting This Week?

This week in Rome, some 300 youth and young adults are meeting in advance of October's Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Included among the attendees are three people from the U.S., but given their backgrounds, will the overwhelmingly LGBT-positive views of U.S. Catholic young people be fairly represented? Read More

Lesbian Softball Coach’s Forced Resignation Reveals Contradiction at Catholic School

A church worker in Michigan has been forced to resign after her Catholic employer and the local diocese expressed concern about the worker's upcoming same-gender marriage. Read More

Catholic Schools Withdraw Funding for LGBT Play Over Reasons One Would Not Expect

A Catholic school district in Canada has pulled funding from a musical production about a gay student's struggle for equality in Catholic education, though the reasons for the funding dispute are not what one would expect. Read More

Canadian Bishops Reject New Government Policy on Funding for Religious Groups

Religious leaders. including Catholic bishops, have criticized a new Canadian government policy that bars funding for organizations which actively seek to undermine LGBT equality and abortion rights. Read More

Church Faces “Galileo Moment” on Homosexuality Says Bishop

A New Zealand bishop has said the Church faces a "Galileo moment" on homosexuality, one being led by young people. Other prelates in the country have opined on LGBT issues as well while speaking at workshops with young people, practicing the dialogical Church called for by Vatican II and sought by Pope Francis. Read More

Catholic School Defends Posting of Sign Condemning Homosexuality

A Catholic school has said a sign with anti-gay message has been "taken out of context," defending its decision to post the sign following students and parents' criticism. Read More

Catholic Schools in England Drop Terms “Mother” and “Father” on Admissions Forms

Catholic schools in England will no longer use the gendered terms "mother" and "father" on admissions forms after a government official ruled these could be potentially discriminatory. Read More