Resignation of Bishop Is An Opportunity for LGBT Reconciliation

A bishop with a harsh anti-LGBT record has prematurely resigned, creating an opportunity for his successor to heal wounds in the province related to gender and sexuality debates. Canada’s Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary, Alberta, resigned due to health reasons,…

Alberta’s Catholic Schools Receive Poor Grades on LGBT Policies

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, September 18, 2016 Catholic school districts in Alberta received poor grades for their LGBT policies, according to a new report from the organization “Public Interest Alberta.” Professor Kristopher Wells authored the report, “Making the…

Counting the Educational Costs of LGBT-Negative Acts

When a Catholic institution expels an employee in an LGBT dispute or refuses to support LGBT students, there often seems to be little consideration about the consequences. Two incidents in Alberta, Canada spotlight some costs to church institutions which LGBT-negative actions and policies can entail. Legal…

Beyond Pope Francis, What Else Has Been Happening in Catholic LGBT News?

Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia has dominated Catholic LGBT news since its publication on April 8th. Everyone, it seems, is weighing in about the 250+ page document. You can access Bonding 2.0’s coverage of the document and selected reactions here. But there has been…

Catholicism, Employment, & LGBT Issues

Employees of Catholic Institutions Who Have Been Fired, Forced to Resign, Had Offers Rescinded, or Had Their Jobs Threatened Because of LGBT Issues (Includes Dioceses with New Restrictive Contract Clauses, Positive Responses, Updates on Legal Cases, and Resources)  (updated November 4, 2016)  Compiled by…

Ontario Teachers’ Decision to March in WorldPride Parade Draws Criticism

Catholic educators in Ontario are planning to march in the WorldPride 2014 parade in Toronto, a decision which has drawn criticism from some parents and the local cardinal. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), a union which represents teachers in Ontario’s Catholic schools,…