Responding to Vatican’s Gender Document, Catholics Urge Church Leaders to Really Listen

A Catholic sister who has worked with transgender people for two decades shared her thoughts on the Vatican's gender document released last month, one of many reactions about the controversial text still being published. Read More

Thousands of German Religious Educators Call for Rethinking of Church Teachings on Sexuality

Ahead of the German church's upcoming synodal process, an organization representing thousands of religious educators in Germany has called for the Catholic Church to reconsider its teachings on sexual morality, more specifically on homosexuality. Read More

New Vatican Gender Document Is “Nothing More Than Putting Lipstick on a Pig,” Says Journalist

The Congregation for Catholic Education's document on gender, Male and Female He Created Them, has continued to generate commentary and criticism. Today's post highlights some of those reactions with links provided for further reading. Read More

High Court’s 1975 Decision Points to Alternative Vatican Path on Gender Identity Issues

Today's post from guest blogger Dr. Jennifer Haselberger recalls a 1975 decision from the Vatican's highest court that shows another way beyond condemnation is possible for the Church on gender identity issues. Read More

Catholic Bishops and LGBTQI Advocates At Odds Over Vatican’s View of Gender Identity

The U.S. bishops' top official on education has welcomed a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," which has prompted condemnation from LGBTQ advocates. Read More

Transgender Catholics and Their Parents React Against New Vatican Document on Gender

Transgender Catholics and their parents have been sharply critical of a new Vatican document on gender, "Male and Female He Created Them," released last Monday. Read More

Vatican’s Gender Document Harms ALL, Not Just LGBTQI Folks

"The guidelines will do real harm not just to trans and intersex students and families, or even LGBQ students and families, but all students and families.  The document gets so much wrong about sex and gender—including how straight and cisgender people live in the world. " Read More

The Vatican’s New Document on Gender: Is There Hope?

"As the parent of a transgender daughter and as a deacon whose ministry includes pastoral care to Catholic families with transgender members, it is painfully apparent that the document is totally divorced from the lived reality of transgender people." Read More

Excerpts from “Male and Female He Created Them,” the Vatican’s Latest Document on Gender

The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education released a document on gender yesterday titled "Male and Female He Created Them." Today's post features excerpts from the document highlighting key LGBTQ-related themes. Read More

New Ways Ministry Responds to New Vatican Document on Gender Identity

The Vatican’s new document on gender identity, “Male and Female He Created Them,” is a harmful tool that will be used to oppress and harm not only transgender people, but lesbian, gay, bisexual people, too.  The document associates sexual and gender minorities with libertine sexuality, a gross misrepresentation of the lives of LGBT people which perpetuates and encourages hatred, bigotry, and violence against them. Read More