Michigan Bishops Falsely Claim Ballot Proposal Opens Gender Transition Care to Youth; And More News

Michigan's Catholic bishops are opposing a constitutional amendment to protect reproductive rights using the false claim that it would also enable gender transitions for youth of any age.  Read More

Bishop Claims Transgender and Nonbinary Identities Are Result of Original Sin

A U.S. bishop has suggested that being transgender is a result of the Fall and made other negative comments in a new letter on gender. 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

Vatican’s Latest Synod Document Recognizes LGBTQ+ People as Pressing Pastoral Issue

The Vatican released the latest working document for the Synod on Synodality yesterday, which included LGBTQ+ issues at two points. The document is a signal for LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies to keep participating in the synodal process. Read More

Key Cardinal Robustly Condemns Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ People

A high-ranking cardinal has spoken against discrimination, including that which targets queer people, and said the question of blessing LGBTQ+ couples has not been definitively decided. Read More

Catholic School in England Appoints Transgender Teacher to Lead Inclusion Efforts

A Catholic school in England is taking steps to be LGBTQ+ inclusive by allowing an openly transgender teacher to work at the school. Read More

Black Catholic Theology Can Break Church Impasse on LGBTQ+ Issues

Theologian Craig Ford Jr. has penned an essay on the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church website in which he analyzes how LGBTQ+ issues can be viewed through an African-American Catholic lens. Read More

Fr. Dan Horan: Church Leaders’ LGBTQ+ “Pastoral Malpractice” Key to Church’s Decline

In the National Catholic Reporter, Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM examines this decline and suggests that in the Catholic Church, anti-LGBTQ+ policies and statements from dioceses and institutions continue to drive more people further away. Read More

LGBTQ+ Advocate Faults Catholic Feminists for Not Being More Transgender-Inclusive

In a recent essay for the National Catholic Reporter, artist Jessica Gerhardt argues that Catholic feminism must be inclusive of transgender people. Read More

Creighton U. Theologians Condemn Archdiocese of Omaha’s Trans-Negative Policy

Two theologians at a Nebraska Catholic university have strongly condemned the Archdiocese of Omaha’s new trans-negative policy on gender and sexuality. Read More