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

“A Painful Lack of Understanding”: Theologians Respond to Vatican’s Latest Declaration

"Fundamentally unserious," "not just insulting, devastating," and "a painful lack of understanding." These are some Catholic theologians' appraisals of Dignitas Infinita, the Vatican document on human dignity released Monday that condemns “gender theory” and “sex change," appraisals featured in today's post. Read More

What Transgender Catholics and Their Allies Are Saying About “Dignitas Infinita”

How are transgender and nonbinary Catholics, their families, pastoral ministers, and allies responding to "Dignitas Infinita," the Vatican document on human dignity released Monday that condemns "gender theory" and "sex change"? 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

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

Vatican’s Blessings Declaration Is “Essential But Awkward” Progress, Writes Theologian

Xavier Montecel highlights the awkwardness of the declaration’s attempt to maintain church doctrine on same-gender sexual activity while providing what he terms “a pastoral workaround.” 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

Uruguayan Bishop Defends Blessing of LGBTQ+ Couple; And More Updates

Today's post presents more developments in the church's ongoing debate over and reception of Fiducia Supplicans, the Vatican declaration that allows blessings for couples in "irregular" situations, including LGBTQ+ couples. Read More