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Results Mixed in Changing Church Records for Transgender and Intersex Catholics

Transgender and intersex Catholics have faced mixed results when requesting that church records be emended to reflect their actual names and gender identities. In Argentina, a transgender activist is suing a bishop who refused to change the activist's church records, a case that could now be taken up by the nation's Supreme Court. But in the Philippines, an intersex Catholic had their church records changed successfully. Read More

NEWS NOTES: Mother Honors Deceased Gay Son with Anti-Bullying Activism; Catholic Support Grows for Businesses’ Right to Discriminate; And More

Today's post features news stories on one mother's work to honor her gay son who died by suicide, the rise in Catholic support for businesses' "right to discriminate," and more. Read More

Government Fines Catholic School for Anti-LGBT Discrimination Against Students

A Catholic high school in Argentina has been fined by the government for discriminating against five students who showed their support for LGBT equality. Read More

Pope Francis Offers Support for Nun’s Ministry with Transgender Women

Pope Francis has written a supportive note to a Catholic sister who works with transgender... Read More

“There Is No Place for Homophobia,” Pope Francis Told Gay Former Student

Pope Francis explicitly rejected homophobia in his pastoral ministry, according to the pope’s former student... Read More

Cloistered Argentine Carmelite Nun Reaches Out to Trans Women

Regular long-time readers of Bondings 2.0  may remember our posts about Sister “Monica,” a U.S. nun... Read More

Malta’s Bishops Quote the Letter, But Not the Spirit, of Pope Francis’ Words

Pope Francis’ positive words about lesbian and gay people in the last few months have... Read More

Separating Civil and Sacramental Marriage–Part 1

It’s always curious to me when similar arguments appear in the writings of people whose... Read More

South America’s Marriage Equality Victories Mixed With Strong Catholic Backlash

Two more nations in South America acted on marriage equality in the wake of legislative... Read More

Another Vatican Official Endorses Civil Unions

It’s becoming so common that it almost seems “un-newsworthy.”   Yet another church prelate has... Read More