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Saturday, June 12, 2021

In defiance of Vatican, Catholic leaders bless LGBTQ community

Watchdog report says police did not clear protesters to make way for Trump photo-op
NPR: The U.S. Park Police did not clear protesters from a park outside the White House so then-President Donald Trump could take a photo-op at a nearby church, an Interior Department inspector general’s report found.
The New York Times: 
Park police had planned to clear area before Trump’s walk to church, watchdog says*
Biden DOJ updates court filing after LGBTQ advocates blast its stance in religious schools case
CNN: The Biden Justice Department on Wednesday afternoon updated its court filing in a case where it is defending the right of religious schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students after a backlash from critics and a statement from plaintiffs in the case saying they felt “betrayed.”
Indiana CBF church ordains transgender minister
Baptist News Global: Being the first known transgender person ordained by a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated congregation, Laura Bethany Buchleiter said she now can live fully into her calling to share the gospel in genuine and counter-cultural ways.
Facing enrollment declines, some Catholic dioceses are betting on online schools
Religion News Service: Catholic schools saw a 6.4% decline in enrollment at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Now some dioceses are trying to attract new students with online schools.
In defiance of Vatican, Catholic leaders bless LGBTQ community
Sojourners: Earlier this year, the Vatican said that its priests and ministers cannot bless same-sex unions. For LGBTQ Catholics, this was a setback for what many saw as the church’s more welcoming trajectory under Pope Francis. But not everyone is following the instructions.

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