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Oct 20, 2014

After signs of progress from the mid-term report of the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family, the Vatican's final report significantly backtracks on LGBT issues from the promising draft.

Oct 14, 2014

For two weeks, Catholic leaders are gathering for The Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and Family to address “the pastoral challenge of the family in the context of evangelization.” On Monday, the Synod released a relatio, its mid-term report, which offers some hopeful directions in the way that Church leaders should address lesbian and gay people and their families. While this is not a final document, it includes encouraging statements that signal a shift in the approach to gay and lesbian people.

Jul 22, 2014

In post-Hobby Lobby America, the question of whether religious exemptions should be included in laws prohibiting employment discrimination against LGBT people has increased in complexity.

Jan 15, 2014

When few priests would do more than whisper about homosexuality, Father Nugent was meeting with people who identified as LGBTQ and encouraging them to claim their rightful place in the Catholic Church.

During a time of intense homophobia in both church and society, he exhibited uncommon courage and foresight in welcoming and affirming the goodness of God’s LGBTQ children.

But Father Nugent's ministry was more than a welcome.

Nov 06, 2013

In this past year, at least one dozen people were fired from Catholic institutions because of LGBT issues. Some were fired because they legally married a same-gender partner. Others were fired because of their support for such marriages or because of their gender identity.

In 2012, five people were fired for these reasons, so we are definitely seeing an increase in such actions by Church leaders. Catholics need to take action to help prevent such firings.

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