German Diocese Issues Remarkably LGBTQ-Positive Guidelines for Sex Education

A German diocese has released new guidelines on sex education that are remarkably LGBTQ-positive, including an appreciation of diverse sexual identities and an opening blessing same-gender couples. Read More

Transgender Patient Denied Care by Catholic Hospital Wins Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal court has ruled that a Catholic hospital violated the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by denying a transgender man gender-affirming healthcare. Read More

Iowa Diocese’s New Gender Policy Refers to Transgender Healthcare as “Mutilation”

An Iowa diocese is being criticized after its new gender policy was leaked last week, which refers to gender-affirming healthcare as "mutilation" and bans such treatments on church property. Read More

Three Years Later, Theologians Reflect on Vatican’s Trans-Negative Schools Document

America recently published a conversation between two theologians who were looking back, three years later, at the Vatican's then-Congregation for Catholic Education’s (CCE) 2019 instruction ​​“‘Male and Female He Created Them’: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education.” Read More

Appeals Court Rules Catholic Health Providers May Deny Care to Transgender Patients

A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decided that Catholic healthcare systems and providers cannot be forced to perform or cover gender-affirming healthcare, if such procedures violate the system or provider's religious beliefs. Read More

New Survey Reveals 80% of U.S. Catholics Support LGBTQ+ Non-Discrimination

New survey results indicate Catholics overwhelmingly support non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people, but more work is needed to help build understanding around gender identity. Read More

Omaha Archdiocese Issues Revised Transgender Policy, But Still Faces Criticism

A U.S. archdiocese has issued a revised gender policy for Catholic schools after withdrawing a similar policy earlier this year after intense pushback. Read More

USCCB Secretary Claims Transgender Equality Is “Doing Great Damage to Society”

A top U.S. archbishop gave a speech in which he suggested the devil was behind the LGBTQ+ movement, claiming in particular that "the trans movement is doing great damage to society." Read More

Norwegian Bishops Oppose Government Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy

Catholic bishops in Norway have opposed a government bill that would ban conversion therapy in the country, claiming that doing so would undermine religious rights. Read More

Scotland’s Bishops Again Working to Stop Proposed Law Helping Transgender Youth

Scottish Catholic leaders have so far unsuccessfully opposed a new bill aimed at helping transgender youth who choose to transition. Read More