Responding to two bishops’ transphobic statements, a popular Franciscan theologian has called for the church to listen to transgender persons rather than using abstractions to dehumanize the trans community.
About Madeline Foley
Madeline Foley is a senior at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where she studies the Great Books in the Program of Liberal Studies. Her past work has focused on the theology of migration, inter-religious dialogue, and the intersection of feminism and queer liberation with theology.
Entries by Madeline Foley
A recent Dublin exhibition on Ireland’s LGBTQ diaspora is featuring the story of Bridget Coll and Chris Morrissey who were Catholic nuns, partnered lesbians, and political trailblazers of the 20th century.
The University of Notre Dame has recognized recently its first official LGBTQ alumni organization after alumni’s years of working and struggling for recognition.
The U.S. judicial system’s recent hands-off approach towards religious liberty could be an opportunity for churches to discern matters of inclusion and justice within their own communities, writes Patrick Hornbeck.
The Catholic bishops of Cuba have issued a statement criticizing the proposed inclusion of what they call “gender ideology” in the national Cuban school curriculum.
CUAllies, the unofficial LGBTQ student organization at The Catholic University of America, continues its decade-long fight for university recognition after administrators once again denied the club official status this spring.
Students at Catholic colleges graduate with more negative opinions of the LGBTQ community than students at any other type of university, a recent study has found.
The University of San Diego’s student government passed a resolution in support of transgender people on campus, calling on the university’s administration to do more about gender inclusivity. Such calls have been growing since an anti-trans hate crime occurred in 2019.
Responding to a recent flurry of anti-transgender speech and legislation across the U.S., Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM, has called for the Catholic Church to be welcoming to the transgender community.
There are new developments in an incident in which comments made at a Catholic school board meeting in Canada were homophobic, as the Archdiocese of Toronto has now weighed in on the the matter, claiming that the comments were in alignment with church teaching.
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