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Media Advisory: Equally Blessed announces ChurchWorkerJustice.org, a new web resource for LGBTQI church workers

A coalition of Catholic organizations that work for LGBTQI equality has launched a website to combat unjust hiring and firing practices targeted at LGBTQI individuals at Catholic institutions, including schools, hospitals, parishes and social service organizations. ChurchWorkerJustice.org is a project of the Equally Blessed coalition and was developed in collaboration […]

Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese and Theologians to Challenge Vatican Teaching on the Eve of the Papal Visit

– For immediate release – Time:   Monday, 20th August at 4.00pm Place:  Trinity School of Religion, ISE-Loyola Building, Trinity College Dublin Dr. Mary McAleese, will launch the Wijngaards Institute’s new academic research report on ‘LGBT Catholics & Gender Theologies’ during a press conference on Monday, August 20. This will be followed by a panel discussion confronting […]

Gay Priest

Vatican reaffirms 2005 ban on gay priests

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the Vatican reaffirmed a 2005 ban on ordinations of gay priests, stating that “persons with homosexual tendencies” cannot be admitted to Catholic seminaries. Pope Francis approved the document, which goes on to say that gay men “find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from […]

Pope Francis offers little for LGBTQIO Catholics in Amoris Laetitia

Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations committed to LGBTQI equality in the church and civil society, is disappointed in Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”). While the Pope acknowledges the complicated issues facing Catholics on the margins, including divorced and remarried Catholics and Catholics who identify as […]