SF University Doctors, Staff Oppose Partnership with Catholic Hospitals in Part Over Trans Care

Doctors and hospital staff at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have launched a petition opposing the university’s proposed expansion of a partnership with Catholic hospitals in the area. Read More

Transgender Surgeries Are “Luciferian Refusal” of God’s Will, Says Top Vatican Cardinal

A top Vatican official has condemned so-called gender ideology, specifically gender-confirming surgery, as "a Luciferian refusal" of God's will and has endorsed the Vatican's ban on gay priests. Read More

Transgender Man Denied Care by Catholic Hospital Minutes Before Surgery

A transgender man was denied surgery as part of his medical transition by a Catholic hospital just minutes before it was about to begin. Read More

Vatican’s Moral Shift on Hysterectomies Shows Way Forward on LGBT Issues

A new pronouncement from the Vatican which expands the grounds upon which a hysterectomy, or the surgical removal of the uterus, is morally licit could have implications for LGBT issues. Read More

Let’s Make Catholic Hospitals the Leaders in the Journey of Transgender Resurrections

A Catholic healthcare system has settled a lawsuit which claimed it had discriminate against the transgender child of an employee who had sought gender-confirming surgery. But the real story is about the opportunity Catholic healthcare systems have to make moments of resurrection happen. Read More

In France: Should Lesbian Women Have Equal Access to Fertility Treatments?

In France, a controversy has arisen as the nation's Catholic bishops have opposed legislation which would allow lesbian and single women to receive treatments to promote their fertility. Read More

Expansion of Catholic Hospitals Does Not Bode Well for Trans Patients

In many parts of the United States, Catholic hospitals are increasingly becoming one of the sole options for healthcare due to mergers and expansions.  This new trend can be harmful for transgender patients, among others. Read More

Top Catholic Ethicist: Do Not Assume Transgender Identities Are “Sinful” or “Disordered”

A leading Catholic ethicist offered positive words about transgender people in a recent interview, saying it should not be assumed that someone naming their gender identity is problematic and that it could be the affirmation of how God created them. Read More

50 Years Later, Lessons from “Humanae Vitae” Debate Readily Applicable to LGBT Issues

Theologians Michael Lawler and Todd Salzman have written a commentary on "Humanae Vitae's" 50th anniversary which while not explicitly addressing LGBT issues is quite relevant and insightful. Today's post highlights a few key features of their overall argument that Pope Francis has changed the calculus on contraception and invited new conversations that more deeply incorporate human experience in theological ethics. Read More

The Coalition for Liberty & Justice Features Catholic Lesbian in Religious Liberty Video

A coalition of religious and secular organizations which are concerned about the religious right’s interpretation of religious liberty has released a video with testimonies from people harmed by the conservative understanding of this concept. The video features a Catholic lesbian minister who was fired from her parish job in the name of religious liberty. Read More