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Socially distanced bishops attend the Polish bishops’ plenary assembly at Jasna Góra, Aug. 27-29, 2020.

Polish bishops concerned by rise in acts of desecration

Aug 31, 2020

Poland’s bishops expressed concern Saturday about a rise in acts of desecration.  Read more

Polish bishops: Respect all people, but don’t accept LGBT+ views uncritically

Aug 28, 2020

Catholics have a duty to respect people who identify as LGBT+ but are not obliged to accept their views uncritically,... Read more

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in December, 2019.

Trump ‘honored’ by praise as ‘pro-gay president,’ after support from bishops on transgender and conscience policy

Aug 20, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday night that he was honored by a video describing him as “the most pro-gay... Read more

The cofounders of Eden Invitation, Shannon Ochoa (left) and Anna Carter (right).

Eden Invitation: A Catholic ministry ‘beyond the LGBT paradigm’

Aug 16, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Shannon Ochoa remembers recognizing that she was attracted to women from a pretty young age.  Read more

Archbishop Carlson: Christ 'welcomes and challenges' those wrestling with gender identity

Aug 7, 2020

Christ draws close with love and compassion, as well as a challenge, for people who experience discord between their gender... Read more

Transgender symbol.

Researchers reverse: Gender surgery offers 'no advantage' to mental health

Aug 4, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Authors of a 2019 study which claimed gender-transition surgery may improve the long-term mental health of recipients have issued a correction. They... Read more

The statue of Christ, “Sursum corda,” in Warsaw, Poland.

Warsaw cardinal laments ‘desecration’ of Christ statue with rainbow flag

Aug 2, 2020

A Polish cardinal has urged protesters to respect religious sensibilities after they attached a rainbow flag to a historic statue... Read more

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Scottish government may face legal challenge over redefinition of ‘woman’

Aug 1, 2020

A feminist group said Friday that it may launch a legal challenge over new rules to increase female representation on... Read more

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New York court case could signal hope for faith based adoption agencies

Jul 23, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A federal court ruling in New York this week could point to eventual victory at the Supreme Court for Catholic... Read more

Transgender lawsuit against Catholic hospital cites new US Supreme Court precedent

Jul 20, 2020

A Catholic hospital in Maryland faces a lawsuit from a person who presents as a transgender man because it would... Read more

What the Supreme Court ministerial exception ruling could mean for LGBT employment lawsuits

Jul 8, 2020

The Supreme Court’s ruling today on ministerial exception should encourage Catholic schools expecting teachers to live out Church doctrine on... Read more

The Downtown Hope Center, a faith-based women's shelter in Anchorage.

Trump admin to allow homeless shelters to serve on basis of biological sex

Jun 15, 2020

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to roll back an Obama-era rule that requires single-sex homeless shelters... Read more

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HHS protects doctors who object to abortion, transgender surgery

Jun 12, 2020

On Friday, the Trump administration finalized a new rule to protect doctors’ right to object to abortion and “gender reassignment”... Read more

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Amid transgender pressure, Australian medical conference to defend Christian vision

May 28, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The stakes are surprisingly high for the Australian Catholic Medical Association as it holds an online conference this Saturday on... Read more

Entrance to campus of Brigham Young University.

Mormon elders row back LGBT rule repeal at BYU

Mar 6, 2020

An elder from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a letter on Tuesday responding to a Mormon... Read more

Parliament House, Canberra.

Australian bishops: religious discrimination bill has merit, but flaws should be fixed

Feb 14, 2020

Australia’s Catholic bishops have welcomed changes to a proposed religious discrimination bill to protect religious believers and institutions from discrimination... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.

Bishop Paprocki provides pastoral guide on gender identity

Feb 10, 2020

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois issued a pastoral guide last month regarding diocesan policies on gender identity, expounding... Read more

Opposition mounts to Florida’s Vulnerable Child Protection bill

Feb 4, 2020

Several states this legislative session have introduced bills aimed at curtailing access to transgender surgery and puberty-blocking drugs for minors,... Read more

Stack of three books with rainbow ribbon bookmark.

Banks pull scholarship support over Christian schools' LGBT policies

Jan 31, 2020

Two major banks withdrew support for a Florida scholarship program this week after deciding that the policies of some participating Christian... Read more

Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defense.

UK Defense minister apologizes for chaplains ‘outing’ gay servicemen

Jan 14, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

U.K. Minister of Defense Johnny Mercer has issued an apology to lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers who were reportedly outed... Read more