“I Wish the Vatican Would See My Inalienable Dignity,” Says Trans Catholic; More Reactions

Today's post features more reactions to Dignitas Infinita, the Vatican declaration on human dignity released last Monday that sharply condemned "Gender Theory" and "Sex Change." Read More

Vatican’s Doctrine Chief on Criminalization Laws: “When I Read Them I Wanted to Die”

At a press conference to release the Vatican's new declaration on human dignity, which made headlines for condemning gender theory, the top doctrinal official also made positive comments about homosexuality. Yet, he doubled down on the declaration's anti-transgender aspects, too. Read More

New Vatican Document Condemns Gender Transitions and Undefined “Gender Theory”

The Vatican doctrinal office issued its latest intervention about LGBTQ+ issues yesterday, part of a larger document on human dignity in contemporary society that posited a highly transgender-negative approach.  Read More

The Strawman of “Gender Theory” in the Vatican’s New Document

This is, on its face, a very good thing, but this declaration fails to live up to its claim to affirm and support the ”infinite dignity” of all people. Specifically, the document misunderstands and misrepresents both the scholarly and scientific work in the areas of sexuality and gender. Read More

New Ways Ministry: Vatican Document on Human Dignity Fails LGBTQ+ People

The new Vatican document, Dignitas Infinita, fails terribly by offering transgender and nonbinary people not infinite, but limited human dignity. While it lays out a wonderful rationale for why each human being, regardless of condition in life, must be respected, honored, and loved, it does not apply this principle to gender-diverse people. Read More

Bishop Calls Transgender Day of Visibility a “Source of Division”; And More News

Today's post includes news about one U.S. bishop's objections to Transgender Day of Visibility, the closure of the homophobic website Church Militant, and more. Read More

Mother of Transgender Child Writes to Pope Francis: “Stop Putting Limits on God’s Love!”

I humbly ask you, Pope Francis, and all Church leaders to re-examine Catholic doctrine about the LGBTQ+ community. We must stop putting limits on God’s love and divinity. Read More

LGBTQ+ Issues May Not Be on the Synod’s Agenda This October. I Still Have Hope.

What big decisions are going to come out of the Synod on Synodality's General Assembly at the Vatican in October, especially decisions related to LGBTQ+ Catholics? Recently, we got a pretty clear answer. Read More

The Bishop Behind the Vatican’s Transgender-Welcoming Document on Sacraments

When the Vatican affirmed transgender people could be baptized in 2023, officials were doing so in response to one bishop's questions about LGBTQ+ people and the Sacraments. Since then, Brazilian newspaper El País profiled that bishop, the details about how the Vatican's instructions came about, and what the whole story might mean. Read More

Our Journey with the Bishop of Springfield Toward LGBTQ+ Welcoming

We are in one of the most gay-friendly areas in the Northeast, but how were we to get our Catholic churches to do some outreach? Read More