- Jul 15, 2020
Students at Marquette University are moving forward with plans for a “Pride Prom” celebrating the school’s LGBT community despite an online petition from a Catholic group asking the Jesuit school to block it.
During a March 12-13 conference on law and education at Rome’s Opus Dei-run Santa Croce University, a legal expert warned that “gender theory” is being written into both law and school materials without being openly discussed.
Interreligious leaders from across Canada came together Thursday to sign a statement urging the national government to respect their freedom of conscience by changing controversial new requirements to qualify for federal funding of youth summer jobs.
Australian bishops have called citizens in the country to vote ‘No’ at the postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage in November, which would open the door to changing the current law that recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman. The archbishop of Adelaide also invited Catholics to participate in the debate “in the spirit of grace, calm reverence and respect.”
On today’s mounting anti-immigrant rhetoric, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, connects it to the 1973 ‘Roe v. Wade’ decision as another chapter in the “brutalization of the American heart.” He also explained his recent decision to welcome a LGBTQ pilgrimage to the Newark Cathedral in part by saying, “I don’t presume that every person who identifies him or herself as LGBTQ is sexually active.”
In line with the dramatic overall shift in attitudes about same-sex marriage in the past decade, a recent survey found that a majority of people within most U.S. religious groups don’t approve of businesses invoking their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays.