Pope Francis Sends Almoner to Help Transgender Community Affected by COVID-19

Pope Francis sent his personal almoner to assist a transgender community which had appealed to a parish priest for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Transgender Catholics Speak of Their Lives in ‘Doctrinal Limbo’

A recent essay by Eloise Blondiau in Vox looks at the lives of several transgender Catholics who are living in a space one of them calls ‘doctrinal limbo.’ While the Vatican has been definitive on sexual prohibitions for gay and lesbian people, there remains “no universal church teachings on transgender identity,” says Blondiau, who is a producer for America Media, a Jesuit company.  Read More

The Many Faces of Pope Francis: A Five-Year Timeline of His LGBT Record

Five years ago today, Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio of Argentina was elected to the papacy, becoming Pope Francis.  Since that time, this new pope, the first non-European, broke all sorts of barriers in regard to LGBT issues, yet in some areas, he has remained as traditional as his predecessors had been. Read More

Could the Church Deny Baptism to Transgender People?

As transgender visibility increases, so have the theological and pastoral conversations about gender identity. These questions include more theoretical concerns, such as how the church understands the human person, but also the practical concerns of daily life in the church. With so many different positions being taken, what is the church to do? Read More

Pope Francis Offers Support for Nun’s Ministry with Transgender Women

Pope Francis has written a supportive note to a Catholic sister who works with transgender... Read More

Four Years Later, What to Make of Pope Francis and LGBT Issues?

Today is the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election, a moment for taking stock of... Read More

Pope Francis: An LGBT Year in Review

During his annual pre-Christmas greeting to the Roman Curia last week, Pope Francis sharply criticized... Read More

Pope Francis Says Accompanying LGBT People is “What Jesus Would Do Today”

By Bob Shine, New Ways Ministry, October 3, 2016 Pope Francis twice opined on LGBT... Read More

International News: Anti-LGBT Protest, Adoption Rights, Trans Beauty Pageants

While much attention has focused on the mass shooting in Orlando this past week, today’s... Read More

Lessons to Be Learned from Pope's Meeting With Transgender Man

The story of Pope Francis meeting with a transgender man and his fiancee at the... Read More