Catholic Church

National Catholic Reporter calls out the hypocrisy of the Roman Catholic Church's lack of acceptance for marriage equality

In an Op-Ed yesterday, the National Catholic Reporter, a major independent Catholic newspaper, detailed a compelling critique of San Francisco Archbishop Salvator Cordileone's involvement in the March for Marriage rally last Thursday in Washington, DC, where hundreds rallied against marriage equality before marching to the Supreme Court. The poignant editorial was an important step uplifting the voices of lay Catholics who understand and advocate for marriage equality in the context of their faith.

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June 19, 2014

Italy reverses decision to force divorce between a trans woman and her partner

When Alessandra Bernaroli, a transgender woman in Italy, officially changed her name and gender on her identity card, the Bologna court forced a divorce with her wife, also named Alessandra. Their appeal for the divorce got turned down, but Italy's high court has now overturned the initial ruling.

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March 7, 2014

Cincinnati Catholic school's new contract will fire you if you support LGBT people

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has broadened their contractual requirements for Catholic school teachers and administrators.The stronger language in the contact teachers must sign is most likely due to high profile firings and lawsuits being filed by LGBT and allied Catholic educators.

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March 6, 2014

VIDEO: Adored gay educator files discrimination claim against Catholic church

Mark Zmuda, the Vice-Principal of Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Washington, fired from his teaching job, has

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September 30, 2013

Providence College doesn't know what to do with pro-LGBT Catholic theologian

Dr. John Corvino has been invited, uninvited, rescheduled, ignored, and maligned, all by Providence College. Where does he go from here.

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September 24, 2013

Catholic Organist says he lost his job because he is gay

After Pope Francis' message that the Catholic Church is too obsessed with gays, another man is terminated from his job as church organist for being gay.

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July 29, 2013

Pope Francis brushes aside anti-gay past, claims no judgment against gay people

During a Monday press conference, Pope Francis responded to questions about a reported "gay lobby" within the Vatican.

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July 20, 2013

LGBT Catholics share their stories at World Youth Day

Equally Blessed, a coalition of four Catholic organizations is sponsoring six young Roman Catholics are on their way to the church’s World Youth Day in Rio de Janiero. Their message: that the church must treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with respect and advocate them.

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Being gay at a Catholic University

Michael O'Loughlin tells of his cross-country journey to various American Catholic colleges and universities to - all of which in different places on a broad spectrum of social issues - to find out what it's like to be gay at a Catholic University in 2013.

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