NCR Connections: "Happens all the time," I told my sister when she shared news that a Catholic school had rescinded a job offer to a woman with a wife. What doesn't happen all the time: The school reversed its decision.
A new statement from New Ways Ministry affirms "that Catholic teaching should not be used to further oppress LGBTQ people by denying rights rooted in their inherent human dignity and in the church's call for social equality."
Explainer: A Vatican decree saying priests can't bless same-sex unions is another tricky move in Francis' tightrope walk of upholding church teaching while also trying to extend a warmer welcome to LGBTQ persons.
While some U.S. Catholic bishops recently signed a statement in support of LGBTQ youth, others released a statement opposing a Biden executive order extending federal nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ people.