Church 'Fully Supportive' of Trans People Who Transition, Says Top Official

Transgender identities are not a doctrinal matter, says a top church official in England, adding the church would be fully supportive of individuals who decide to transition including Pope Francis. Read More

Caitlyn Jenner, The Archbishop, Fr. Barron, and Me

Caitlyn Jenner's coming out via Vanity Fair and the ensuing national conversation has triggered some foolish responses from Catholic clergy.  Read More

San Francisco Archbishop on Caitlyn Jenner: Trans* Identities Undermine Faith

San Francisco's archbishop said trans* people threaten the Catholic faith while speaking in New York last week, adding yet another incident to his lengthy anti-LGBT record and reiterating his image of church which varies so greatly from Catholic in his archdiocese. Read More

Influenced by Catholic Upbringing, Artist's "Queer Icons" Offer Windows to God

Icons, for many Christians, are windows to God. They make what is Ultimate real through divinely-inspired yet human artistry. Worldly subjects, almost exclusively holy people and their environments, draw readers outward and upward beyond what is present towards what is Holy. Read More

On Mother's Day: A Synod of Moms to Advise the Pope

I never get tired of telling people that Catholic parents of LGBT people are among... Read More

Rick Santorum Affirms Bruce Jenner's Coming Out, Revealing the Value of Sharing Stories

In an atypical remark, politician Rick Santorum, who is Catholic, spoke positively about Bruce Jenner's coming out last weekend though affirming his notorious anti-gay views. Is this a hopeful sign that conservative Catholics might welcome trans* people more readily? Read More

CAMPUS CHRONICLES: Drag Shows and Rainbow Proms Among Spring Celebrations

The University of San Diego (USD) is the latest Catholic campus to host an LGBT-centered social event, which critics often claim undermine a school's Catholic identity. But, as one theologian notes, it is precisely by offering such events celebrating sexual and gender diversity that the church's educational mission is fostered. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Teacher, Cardinal, Pope, Transgender

Here are some news items that you might find of interest: 1) Patricia Jannuzzi, the teacher... Read More

How Can the Church Improve Its Welcome to Trans* People?

As the church's acceptance of gay people improves, more Catholics are wondering about a similar welcome by the church for the trans* community. This pastoral question is pressing given the high rate of self-harm and suicide among transgender youth, a reality highlighted by suicide of teenager Leelah Alcorn at the beginning of this year. Read More

Giant Step for Transgender Welcome, But Not As Far for Gay & Lesbian People

In a wide-ranging interview with Vermont Public Radio, Bishop Christopher Coyne, installed as the tenth... Read More