Religion and Politics
June 19, 2013
"During the last academic year, I made cross-country visits to several Catholic colleges and universities, all of which are on different points on the spectrum of Catholic culture. I wanted to see what resources are available on Catholic campuses for LGBT students and how the administration reacts. What do the future lay leaders of the Catholic Church, still one of the most politically potent institutions in the U.S., believe about gay rights? How do their schools shape their views? And how will they shape the Catholic Church?"
This year has seen an increase of support from the Catholics in the US in relation to marriage equality, despite rabid opposition from the Roman Catholic Hierarchy. Michael O'Laughlin talks about his experience at a Catholic university and delves into today's LGBT environment at Catholic universities in the US.